[aprssig] FW: Growth of Ham radio and APRS

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jun 4 13:55:42 CDT 2008

Curt, WE7U wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Jun 2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> For grins, I took that chart and added the USA and APRS GLOBAL
>> statistics on it.  And you can see why APRS is still such a tiny
>> niche, that unless we start getting others involved, we still
>> are only a side show..
>> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/APRSgrowth.GIF
> Continuously updated (once an hour):
>     http://wetnet.net/~we7u/usage.html

How are these stats collected?     Do these numbers reflect stations 
heard from RF and igated, or stations actually themselves connected to 
the IS?    Or both since the default would be for the IS to contain both 
Internet-only and RF-gated-to-Internet stations.  

I ask since I am puzzled how APRSdos shows up at all since it lacks 
Internet connectivity.   I assume this must reflect APRSdos stations 
heard over RF by an igate.  


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