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[aprssig] The best resolution of position from APRS

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jan 5 01:16:03 UTC 2006


>>> "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org> 01/04/06 6:37 PM >>>
>And I hope the 100% of APRS users relying on 
>the spec know that it's now tied to Kenwood and 
>their lack of concern for improvement!

THey should be very satisfied.

1) Knowing that all existing users can and will be able
to see anything they send that is in conformance with
the spec.  It is very satisfying to know tht what you
send will be seen by everyone else.

2) If they are the 28% who own a kenwood, they
will be satisfied that they will still be able to see
anything that anyone sends (in accordance with
the spec).

3) They will be pleased to know that the spec has
plenty of free fields for future expansion as evidenced
by the !DAO! proposal which adds 1 foot resolution
without breaking anything that currently exists.

Yes, that is my job.  I work hard at it.
And look at the crap I have to put up with...

>The D700 is just as obsolete as it ever was, no 
>more or less for my tracker supporting something 
>it doesn't.

This sounds to me like you have a financial advantage
by obsoleteing the kenwoods.  TO me that smacks
of self-interest.  You bash the kenwoods and then
try to get everyone to buy your tracker.... becuase
it will use an object format that none of none of
the kenwoods can see.

Sorry to have to say that, but it is the way you
are coming across.

Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 3:20 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org; scott at opentrac.org 
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] The best resolution of position from APRS
> 
> I hope the 28% of APRS users that use the
> Kenwoods are aware of your continued attempt
> to render their radios OBSOLETE!  WB4APR
> 
> >>> scott at opentrac.org 01/04/06 11:09 AM >>>
> > You call that progress??????  Continuing to insist o using
> > the obsolete and depricated compressed object format 
> > that is known to be broken is what is hold ing APRS back.
> > Not the spec.
> 
> "Known to be broken"?  By what standard?  Still works just 
> fine between
> Xastir and my tracker!  If we're defining 'broken' to mean 
> anything that's
> not supported by the Kenwoods, then we might as well throw 
> out the spec
> completely and enshrine the D700 manual in its place.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
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