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[aprssig] Text Messaging Radios (a simple use)

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Sat Feb 14 21:03:37 UTC 2009

> If someone wants to go fixing stuff, how about APRS messaging? The 
> location aspect works great, but I have NEVER been able to get reliable 
> messaging going with anyone I wasn't in direct RF range of.

I agree.  I think it would help to start with the software authors.  I 
had to drop APRSD because I could *never* get it to gate to RF properly, 
regardless of settings.  I switched to Xastir and it *did* work, but now 
it doesn't, and I haven't made any significant changes other than 
upgrading Xastir.

If we could get all of the (surviving) authors to verify that their 
software gates properly to RF and provide recommended settings, that'd 
be a start.

And even before that, we really need a spec that says how messaging 
SHOULD work.  As far as I know, that's not officially defined anywhere.


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