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[aprssig] D710 GPS Port

Joel Maslak jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Tue Aug 14 22:21:05 UTC 2007


On Aug 14, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Scott Miller wrote:

> Bluetooth is nice for convenience (you're right about the  
> complexity and development cost, though) but in a situation where  
> you need reliability, I can't see adding more wireless links and  
> batteries into the mix.


Yes, when I'm doing my ham radio stuff, whenever I need reliability,  
I avoid that pesky radio stuff.  ;)

That said, I agree with you about Bluetooth.  There's bugs in almost  
every implementation of Bluetooth too - there's enough problems with  
the Kenwoods and the ilk without adding a buggy Bluetooth stack.  And  
don't get me started about implementations of even simple protocols  
without the ability to perform field upgrades (think D7, APRS, and  
long messages - or the lack of SmartBeaconing, which I consider a  
major bug in any software that doesn't include it, as that software  
is doing something stupid and harmful to the network: beaconing a  
stationary station as often as a moving one).




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