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[aprssig] APRS left in the dust - poo

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 21:45:41 UTC 2006


People forget that the market for ham radio products is small.  The good
thing that comes out of the "out of the box" solutions is popularity and
wide spread use.  For APRS it means more digis and better coverage.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On 1/6/06, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp at jnos.org> wrote:
>
>
> > >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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