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[aprssig] Mobile Displays on FINDU & .FI

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Mon Aug 11 19:55:40 UTC 2008


I should have specified where the window was, I know there is a lot of data
to sort through there.  From what I've noticed my TM-D700 only displays 3
lines actively when a packet is received so that's what it's limited to but
I need to watch some other packets go by on the D700 to see how it handles
overflows etc.

I'll see if I can make it stand out a bit more...

The second line I think is actually 10 characters but what you don't see if
the space at the end of the line.  It just happens that the 10 characters
ended up on the space between Midn-N and outside.  Would be tempting to show
periods instead of spaces but that could get confusing.

Greg

NV6G
OpenAPRS.Net

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > Something like this:
> >  http://www.oaprs.net/mobile/WB4APR-1
>
> Perfect!  Took me many seconds to find the mobile display window (notice
> it) but yes, that is great!  Maybe you can double-border it and make it look
> more like a mobile radio window?
>
> Also it looks like it didnt exactly do 10x10x8 on the WB4APR-1 example.
>  The 2nd line seems to be only 9?
>
> >> I wonder if we can get FINDU.COM and APRS.FI
> >> and all other APRS display pages to display a
> >> "MOBILE WINDOW" that shows what all position
> >> packet TEXT data looks like to the MOBILE
> >> operator on his standard 10x10x8 display?
> >>
> >> For the last 10 years and especially since
> >> the New-N Paradigm in 2004, we have stressed
> >> the importance of formatting text for best
> >> display to the APRS mobile operator.  And
> >> this is simply formatting the most important
> >> info for best display on the 10x10x8 display
> >> line format.
> >>
> >> Bob, WB4APR
>
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