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[aprssig] OpenTrac on APRS [was: APRS resolution]

Ev Tupis w2ev at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 23:10:17 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Gregg Wonderly <gregg at wonderly.org>
One starting point, might be to define an APRS 3rd party packet type that 
designates OpenTrac data, and just start sending it out that way.  Then, it 
would at lease be ignored correctly by software that doesn't "understand".

This is excellent advice.  It is what PropNET has done.  Why?  Because I have a dream of someday using the APRS network's IGates and Iservers as a "WAN" connection for very remote PropNET stations w/o Internet capabilities.  Using 3rd party protocols makes sense as it allows experimentation on the existing network without breaking anything -- a very well thought-out strategy.

Ev, W2EV

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