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[aprssig] Part 3/3: Updating APRS Clients (Consumer Needs)

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 14:53:29 UTC 2008

On Jan 12, 2008 7:39 AM, Ev Tupis <w2ev at yahoo.com> wrote:

> The major APRS clients were developed with pre-9/11 ideas about
> situational awareness in mind and have stagnated there.  The consumer has
> outgrown the APRS clients ability to deliver.
> The APRS service doesn't meet their needs?  It is generally "a great
> product that technologists trumpet but that consumers don't use" (from
> the last sentence from Part 2).

OK, so what are their needs, and how is APRS (and ham radio in general)
falling short?

This is sad because the Amateur/APRS community has so much to
> offer...*without* needing to be deployed "inside the yellow tape area".  For
> more on this, please read my DCC 2007 article (or ask me to send you the
> article in .PDF).

If this is meant to get some discussion going, and for the benefit of those
of us who didn't go to DCC, how about summarizing here?

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