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[aprssig] APRS resolution

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Tue Oct 2 20:18:27 UTC 2007


How do we get 3200 symbols?
Wes


On 10/2/07, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
> > So, what we really need is an APRS client
> > software package which is night and
> > day better than what exists today.  It would
> > need to be prepared to provide a change
> > over to opentrac.
> >
> > All the Kenwood D700 and THD7A owners would be
> > left out, and this would be "a bad thing" for many.
> > However, with enough devices and software to
> > support it, a bit of rebel action could make
> > it happen "on frequency"...
>
> I agree with the first paragraph, because too many clients never
> implemented all of APRS and only implemented a few things like
> vehicle tracking and then never finished.  We need some working
> clients that will complete the job and will keep up with the
> evolution of APRS.
>
> As to obsoleting all existing hardware, what is missing that you
> want, that cannot be done within the existing APRS protocol?  So
> far, the only two complaints were:
> 1) Not enough precision (APRS capable to 1 foot)
> 2) Not enough symbols (APRS capable of 3200)
>
> This is not enough to scrap all existing kenwoods and move to a
> new protocol on 144.39 in my opinion...
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
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