[aprssig] Re: Fixed station Operator Present Bit
bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Sep 17 12:34:56 CDT 2007
> The "live operator" bit is nice but if we have
> to physically be aware in setting it, isn't it
> useless then?
It is useless until incorporated into APRS clients. By setting
a standard, then authors can update their software. By definig
this character, then we have something that does not break any
existing software, but cn be included in future versions.
> I was thinking more like if say a Kenwood was set to
> automatic beaconing, it would say the operator isn't
> present. If the beacon was a "manual" posit have
> it automagically set the operator to live. They
> could do this and this is more of what I was
> invisioning with this. I mean, there is no way
> for me to take the TH-D7 type out of my posits.
Yes, they could do this in a new release for the D710. That is
why we are trying to nail down the protocol so that authors can
all march to the same drum.
> On 9/17/07, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> OK, I set up APRSdos to send my house with an "O"
> my root callsign WB4APR. It is located about 3909N amd
> No software other than the Kenwoods (maybe) will display
> "O". And that is OK for now. But I want to be sure
> software can still see the object and will not ignore
> of the overlay.
> If so, then we can use the OVERLAY "O" to indicate
> Present" on almost any object where an operator might
> likely be.
> I asked Kenwood and all future software writers to allow
> overlays on ALL symbols. That was the original intent
> overlays back in 1996, but the spec was watered down,
> the time, WinAPRS could not do this. Allowing overlays
> symbols (whether displayed or not) will allow billions
> codes. The D710 will display this overlay. (Ill have
to go out
> to my car to be sure)...
> Bob, WB4APR
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