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[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jan 10 15:13:55 UTC 2008


> Now Bob's asking someone to write a dumb 
> internet-transmit-only tracker!
> The XO isn't the only platform for such 
> a  beast...

Yes, it makes the laptop APRS application so trivial for any
laptop that has wireless access.  Doesn't need any of the
receive, decode, display, maps or anything.  Just get that live
from FINDU.COM. or APRSworld or any of the others.  Done!

Should be only a few K of code.  Its only display is a set-up
dialog box, and a text message window.   wow...
so who is going to write it?

See the proposal on
http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/APRS-OLPC.html

I have updated the suggested set-up dialog box so that the
format is a little more standardized to include name and the
type of station (home, work, etc).  It will also allow any APRS
symbol to be used if this is run on any laptop or PC, but if it
is run on the XO laptop, then we want it forced to be the APRS
symbol for the XO laptop only.

Bob, Wb4APR





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