[aprssig] Time to UPGRADE obsolete DIGIS!
jronan at tssg.org
Sun Jun 8 04:53:29 CDT 2008
> That paper is Andy M0CYP's old idea, and it's "kind of funny" in
> that it's
> utilizing so much text, phrasing and theory as first documented by
> of APRS" Bob WB4APR. Andy shows (Ui-View32 setup for) it on his
> too. Andy and I have discussed this in email previously including
> in 2003
> when Andy's website recommended APRS,TRACE6-6,WIDE7-7 for UK amateurs.
> Unfortunately, it retains the long antiquated reduced efficiency of
> Other than that, if you simply substituted the text "WIDE" for the
> "TRACE" it would be the North American (and elsewhere) system!
> It's as
> though some in UK "got stuck in the process of evolution" back
> during that
> older intermediate improvement in the VHF network. Remember, North
> Americans once used _that_ same "TRACE-N" system too, before moving
> to improved efficiency with full "traceable WIDEn-N" (no RELAY).
> I only hope there will be more input considered (by Committee C5)
> too before
> that IARU Region 1 General Conference in Cavtat, Croatia on 16 to 21
> November 2008.
> 73, Cap KE6AFE
Its too late for that now, the CFP deadline has passed.
I'm considering preparing a 'counterpoint' document (not sure if its
the correct term), if I could get the agreement, of our delegates to
bring it (and use it). However I would probably need some help
analysing the packets on the APRS-IS. For example, I do not believe
that TRACEn-N is favoured in Europe, but I'll have to go to the
databases and check.
John Ronan <jronan at tssg.org>, +353-51-302938
Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, http://www.tssg.org
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