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[aprssig] D710 GPS Port

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Tue Aug 14 16:23:58 UTC 2007


Cost and proprietary infrastructure are two killers (for me at least) 
when it comes to D-Star. The likelihood of D-Star ever coming to the 
State of Maine in any capacity is probably extremely slim.  I'd say 
this is probably the case in various other parts of the rural 
countryside too.  APRS works because it requires relatively cheap 
hardware to implement, mostly rigs, computers, TNCs we already 
demoted or already have in service.

However, a lot of our APRS infrastructure seems to have vanished 
too.  It used to be I had near continuous coverage in this region, 
but nowadays there's a lot of dead zones.  I know it isn't anything 
to do with my rig since my neighbor has the same problem.  Could be a 
path issue though.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 12:13 PM 8/14/2007, William McKeehan wrote:
>Has anyone looked at D-Star as a potential replacement for APRS?
>
>It seems to have a lot of the basic functionality.
>--
>William McKeehan
>KI4HDU





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