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[aprssig] What sort of events have you been using APRSwith?

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Tue Jun 27 19:26:11 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 01:20:36PM -0400, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <bruninga at usna.edu> flavor, containing:
> >>>> Tom Russo <russo at bogodyn.org> 06/27/06 12:09 PM >>>
> >> > Speaking of overlooked features, what clients support signpost objects?
> >> 
> >> APRSdos and Xastir support them at least.  Xastir shows them at all
> >> zoom levels though, while the spec (and I assume APRSdos) say to
> >> show them only at close-in zoom levels.
> >
> >But xastir doesn't draw them with the value overlaid -- you have to 
> >use the "station info" menu to get at that information.
> Ah, bummer.  The idea behind the sign-post symbol was so that the
> needed info appeared on the "sign" without the user haveing to do
> anything to "view" the value.  Maybe this is some extra code that
> someone on the xastir development team can get around-to some day.

My mistake.  As Curt points out, the information is placed *next* to the
symbol, and cannot be turned off (as can be most other pieces of info
about objects and stations).  Nobody actually creates and sends out 
such objects around here and I'd never seen the behavior until I tried it
out just now --- I was basing my statement on some information in a help file
that seemed to imply that the number wasn't displayed, but that is not the 

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