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[aprssig] The best resolution of position from APRS

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Wed Jan 4 16:10:13 UTC 2006


On Jan 4, 2006, at 9:35 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

>>>> jdw at eng.uah.edu 01/04/06 7:46 AM >>>
>> I personally would like to see more effort in actual
>> advancements to  APRS, and less effort keeping everything
>> frozen in time so that we're  backwards compatible
>> with 10 or 20 year old designs.
>
> Like what?

Well, the topic of this discussion is compressed objects/items, which 
would result in more precision _and_ less bandwidth utilization.  Put 
'em _back_ in the spec.

Let's see what else: a consistent, simple PATH scheme (newN-N doesn't 
fit my definition of either) and the hardware to support it ($185 
ROM-based TNCs with less processing power than your average Happy Meal 
toy don't make for a good LAN or good use of my $$).

A real network, with a layer 3 and some intelligent network hardware.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but it's enough to 
start with.

-Jason
kg4wsv





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