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[aprssig] APRS left in the dust - poo

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Fri Jan 6 22:41:08 UTC 2006


I have built two TTs, so the experimental DIY aspect of ham radio is not 
foreign to me. I just wired a discriminator tap to an old scanner to use 
for AIS reception. What is way beyond my skills is building a waterproof 
h/t with a built in GPS, map screen, and APRS modem. Anyone care to take 
that on?
73
Joe N3HGB

Bill Vodall 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.
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>>>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.
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>>look at  http://www.garmin.com/products/rino530/    The world does move on.
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>I thought ham radio was about experimentation and invention -- not
>about waiting for some financially pressured manufacturer to do it for us.
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>We can do far more then any of these appliances.  We just have to
>get stations on the air, make packets, and do it.
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>As another Bill (the cat, not Gates) said.    Brppppppthttt!
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>73
>Bill, WA7NWP
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