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[aprssig] Digipeaters with local sysop rules...

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 12:30:40 UTC 2007


I'm pretty new to APRS and I still don't know much about RF networks,
but I'm learning.  It sounds like Stephen is trying to maken an
argument for making APRS easy for appliance operators because there
are so many who are "clueless".  The trouble is, if someone else does
all the work, everyone will stay "clueless" and never learn a thing.
If everyone who uses the network has to learn about what makes it all
work, the network will benifit from continued improvement and smart
growth.

73 de Joe NE3R

> On 9/14/07, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> > Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > > APRS at 1200 baud sharring a common VHF frequency among ham
> > > radio operators for local situational awareness and information
> > > exchange is so different from the IP, that it is dangerous to
> > > try to make any comparisons.  The IP is designed for 99.999% use
> > > by appliance operators.  That is why in the case of the IP, it
> > > depends on the brilliance of network designers like you to make
> > > it work.
> > >
> > > On the other hand, Ham radio operators are supposed to know how
> > > the RF channel works, be able to respond and re-constitute
> > > minimal communications with only what they bring with them...
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > Except that an appallingly large number of hams licensed under the new
> > era of dumbed-down practically-zero-knowledge-required
> exams preceeded
> > by 1-hour memorize-the-questions cram courses
> >
> >      ARE TOTALLY CLUELESS
> >
> > about RF channels or anything else about radio!!!




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