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[aprssig] APRS left in the dust - poo

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Jan 6 23:02:35 UTC 2006


I think you're going to find that the really hard part is the mapping
display.  Witness the difficulty in getting good maps for desktop APRS apps.
You'd really need to have a module made by Garmin or someone with the
mapping engine and map data.

For now, I'm concentrating on the modem part that will connect to a mapping
GPS.  Hopefully someone else will make a transceiver that can be integrated
with it.  But something like that Uniden handheld?  Not going to see that
unless someone wants to sink a LOT of money into development and production.

Scott
N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Joe Della Barba
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:41 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS left in the dust - poo
> 
> 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.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >
> >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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