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[aprssig] APRS left in the dust - poo

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at jnos.org
Fri Jan 6 16:10:37 UTC 2006


> >Face it. If Kenwood, Icom, and Yaesu were really serious about supporting 
> >APRS, they would be introducing mobiles and handhelds with built in GPS 
> >and TT/Opentrac capabilities.

also

> >This brings up a question - Why has the commercial market abandoned APRS? 
> >For awhile I thought I was going to see an APRS h/t with a built in GPS 
> >and map screen, but now it looks like that will never happen.
> 
> look at  http://www.garmin.com/products/rino530/    The world does move on.

I thought ham radio was about experimentation and invention -- not
about waiting for some financially pressured manufacturer to do it for us.

We can do far more then any of these appliances.  We just have to
get stations on the air, make packets, and do it.

As another Bill (the cat, not Gates) said.    Brppppppthttt!


73
Bill, WA7NWP






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