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[aprssig] Re: APRS Common BULLETIN BOARD awareness

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Sun Jan 13 17:32:28 UTC 2008


Could you not use the internet and a "filter" of sorts that displays the top
40 bulletins from the area (say a 50 mile radius) where you are? That should
be similar to what you would see if you were on RF - maybe not exactly the
same, but...
-- 
William McKeehan
KI4HDU
http://mckeehan.homeip.net

On Sun, January 13, 2008 12:06 pm, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> Perhaps the right approach is to convince
>> OH7ZLB to add this to http://aprs.fi,
>> which would increase awareness a lot.
>
> Thanks for the idea...  but...
>
> Unfortunately, the Common Bulletin Board for LOCAL events is a local RF
> function only.  It makes no sense on the internet when viewing bulletins from
> the entire planet.
>
> And that is probably why most of the follow-on clones ignored it, because when
> most of them were being written, the global connectivity of the APRS-IS was
> the exciting new thing in APRS and so using APRS as a
> -Local-Information-Resource on RF seemed "limiting".
>
> But we have had our fun with the internet,  And it is a great tool, but it is
> time to get APRS back to being a useful information resource on RF as a HAM
> radio application.
>
> Bob, Wb4APR
>
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