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[aprssig] Fuel Stops

Ian ik7565 at verizon.net
Wed Aug 13 20:24:50 UTC 2008


Might be construed as commercial use of amateur radio by the FCC.
Particularly if the ham inserting the object is also the gas station owner.

73, Ian N8IK 


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Joel Maslak
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:40 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Fuel Stops

On Aug 12, 2008, at 3:20 AM, John Ronan wrote:

> I was wondering if there is an 'agreed' format for displaying Fuel
> prices?


What about a server app instead?

You message the call "FUEL" and you then get a message from, say,  
FUEL123 (123 is just a unique sequence number, reused when you use  
them all up), with a position and a message saying "$4.02 Conoco, 2  
miles North-east"  It might even send back the 5 closest stations and  
prices (maybe with the price in the name - something like F402asz  
(where asz is the sequence number - using letters for more sequences)  
for nice plotting on a GPS map.

Ideally, the distance algorithm would be *driving* distance, not  
direct distance...

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