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Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Feb 18 19:43:48 UTC 2007

bruninga at usna.edu wrote:
>>> I can have my HT and my D700 and a Laptop running APRSdos >> all acting as COMMANDERS and all display on their 
>>> screen's the same HF radio info no matter who is 
>>> controlling.
>> You're running this on the APRS channel?? 

The way you were referring to the "laptop running APRSdos" in the 
previous sentence made me think you were running this on 144.39 ala 
"Voice Alert".  

> Yes, way back when SkyCommand first came out in 1998, I proposed to all authors that SKYCOMMAND should be added to all APRS programs, 

Added to APRS programs in what way?   

o     Just as a new symbol for Skycommand objects?  [Maybe we should use 
the Kenwood symbol for this.]  

o     As a control panel to send Skycommand commands and display 

Since one would have to move off the APRS frequency to use Sky Command, 
it would seem to me to be of dubious value in an APRS application, 
rather than in a separate program. By this line of reasoning , one 
should also add CW, station  logging, RTTY, ARRL radiograms/Marsgrams, 
HF propagation calculations, SWR monitoring and who knows how many other 
features that are vaguely related to APRS operating into APRS programs. 


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