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[aprssig] APRS Network Consistent Operations

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jun 20 21:29:56 UTC 2007


OK, lets call them APRS ARL section Coordinators.
Their job is to coordinate their area.  Thanks Bob
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Werner [mailto:kb0kqa at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:11 PM
> To: bruninga at usna.edu; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Network Consistent Operations
> 
> I'm not saying that we shouldn't make an effort to *inform*
everyone
> (who may not be on this list) to convert.
> 
> What I'm saying is that appointing someone to be in charge of
getting
> an area converted is the *wrong* way to go about it.  I
guarantee that
> you will have at least one that decides that he/she is the
almighty
> appointed dictator and will come across without the proper
tact.  Once
> that is done, you will then have a much harder time getting
through to
> that particular individual who was earlier told by the
dictator how
> things are now to be run.
> 
> Czar is the perfect definition of what you're doing.  Czar:
"one
> having great power or authority."  You may decide that czar
wasn't the
> proper word to use earlier but the end result is the same.
> 
> You are telling people that they have the power and authority
to do
> something that they do not have the power and authority to do.
This
> is a recipe for trouble.
> 
> On 6/20/07, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > > > I will list you as the Connecticut APRS CZAR
> > > > ... I hope to list all of the "recommended
> > > voice repeaters" for each state and the digi
> > > that is transmitting them.
> > >
> > > Czar is exactly what it is too.  We had a self-
> > > appointed czar ... which dictated the "recommended
> > > settings" for the entire state, not taking into
> > > account local anomalies....
> > > In the end we ended up... ignoring them...
> >
> > What we want to achieve is consistent APRS operation
everywhere.
> >
> > Back before 2004, APRS had a lot of legacy digipeaters that
were
> > compounding QRM and holding back reliable operation of the
> > network.  Prior to then, there were just too many
"recommended
> > settings" depending on the legacy of old digis in place.  I
> > sympathize with the problem of too many "opinions" as to
what
> > was the best...  But then...
> >
> > Finally in 2004, it was apparent that APRS had to move on
and
> > completely abandon the old legacy RELAY and WIDE and TRACE
> > systems to cut the QRM and get back to a SINGLE set of
> > recommendations that would work everywhere.  Just
simplifying to
> > Traceable WIDEn-N not only drastically improved the
reliability
> > of the network, it also drastically simplified user
education,
> > because now, WIDEn-N is all they needed to know (with small
N).
> >
> > If there are still places with "anomolies" that prevent the
> > reliable operation of the APRS network, then, the better
course
> > of action is to fix the anomolies rather than holding out
for
> > obsolete and inconsistent user recommendations.
> >
> > Good luck.
> > But we must get the network serving the mobile users, and
> > *facilitating communications* between users.  That is what
it is
> > there for...
> >
> > So, in 2004, it was the New-N Paradigm that greatly improved
the
> > APRS network.  In 2007 it is the
> > Local-VoiceRepeater-Info-Initiative to make it easier to
> > establish communications between operators.
> >
> > Bob, WB4APR
> >
> >
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