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[aprssig] Why APRS mobile?

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Thu Apr 12 16:20:17 UTC 2007

Both the OpenTracker and TinyTrak allow timestamp reporting.  The only thing
you might lose is the HDOP, if you care about that for data quality
purposes, and the OpenTracker will optionally report that (and the number of
satellites in use) in the status line.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Bill 
> Vodall WA7NWP
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:34 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Why APRS mobile?
> > TinyTrackers and OpenTrackers are much better suited for 
> this task than a
> > TNC that is spitting out entire NMEA sentences.
> On the other hand, NMEA sentences have the actual time of the "data"
> embedded which is data lost with the shortened forms.  For some
> applications this is a good thing.
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP
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