Tactical Value? [was: VX-8R Symbol/SSID (Was Re: [aprssig]YaesuVX-8R)]

Steve Grantham aa5sg-2 at sera.org
Wed May 21 10:47:32 CDT 2008

Don't forget that the Tracker2 is touted as having message capability when 
used with the Nuvi 350, which can be connected to the Alinco, Icom, or other 
brand radio.  So...  It seems that we all go around singing, "My brand's 
better than your brand.  My brand's better than yours..."  Why?

If the point of all this is to define an icon to indicate message 
capability, then let's get to that.  Name brand icons only subjectively 
serve that purpose.  After all, someone could hook up a TH21AT to a TT3 and 
select the KW icon, or just spoof it without even having a Kenwood.  It 
seems that some here should be thinking about the ramifications of "codes 
and ciphers" and "pecuniary interests" where name brand icons are sent over 
the air using defined symbols.

Steve, AA5SG

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com>
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Subject: Re: Tactical Value? [was: VX-8R Symbol/SSID (Was Re: 

> On Wed, 21 May 2008, Amateur Radio WB8NUT wrote:
>> That makes perfect sense! Since Kenwood has been the only APRS radio out 
>> there
>> for years,
> Nobody remembers Alinco?  I think they've had three radios so far
> which were APRS-capable, maybe more.  No, not message-capable.
> So that makes Alinco, Kenwood, and soon Yaesu in the arena.
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