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[aprssig] Why APRS mobile?

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 12 21:24:13 UTC 2007

I didn't see the original posting of this thread and I haven't and am not going to see it at the aprssig archives right now.  Having said this, I don't have a laptop with my D700 or THD7 when I use them all the time.  They display any info I need to see while mobile or foot portable.  Weather packets from the NWS display their messages and others that hams may send are displayed just fine.  I guess I need someone to clear up the mud on what the fuss about all the NMEA data is and what the TTs are sending that you all are talking about when dealing with weather and SKYWARN mobile?

Thank you,

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Amirault <ramirault at verizon.net>
To: bruninga at usna.edu; TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:53:25 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Why APRS mobile?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga"
> It should be noted that since EVERYONE owns a laptop, and so
> potentially anyone can operate APRS (2-way), the fact that 85%
> choose to operate a radio or HAMHUD with a 10xX character
> display  shows how viable this market is.

Hmmm ... what planet are *you* on where "EVERYONE owns a laptop..."??
It can't be EARTH, so it must be someplace else.

You could likely say (on this list) that EVERYONE owns a computer .. but 
you're off in Never-Never Land if you think everyone owns a laptop here.

Richard Amirault
Boston, MA, USA

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