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[aprssig] Re: The best resolution of position from APRS

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jan 4 23:22:14 UTC 2006


Scott,
None of this is PROTOCOL or SPEC related.  You
are now just bashing Kenwood for not including
a new model with all the neat features you think
it COULD do.  ALL of what you suggest below can
be done within the existing protocol.   WB4APR

>>> scott at opentrac.org 01/04/06 11:16 AM >>>
And if you introduced the ability for the radio to self-program upon
entering a new area, and to learn about IRLP nodes automatically, and if it
would show you autopatch status, net control/RACES/ARES status, and so forth
for a repeater, THEN how many people do you think would get the upgrade?  Or
buy an entirely new radio?  I KNOW a lot of ARES/RACES groups would love a
radio that could learn about portable/temporary repeaters automatically.  No
need for everyone to carry programming cheat sheets!

But Kenwood either doesn't care to innovate, or is so caught up in the 'not
invented here' attitude that they'll never take any outside input.  I
certainly got that impression about Icom, but at least they're still putting
out new radios.  As unimpressed with DSTAR as I am, at least Icom's taking
risks.

Scott
N1VG




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