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Jeff N0JUH jefflists08 at corrt.com
Sat Jan 3 23:21:38 UTC 2009


Bob Bruninga wrote:
> Ah, now I see how you missinterpreted my post.  You make a good point.  If we have multiple email   > Reflectors, we need to make sure that the planned "Universal Amateur 
Radio Text Messaging
> system" is smart enough to know to direct a text message to a USA FCC call, to use the ARRL 
> reflector, or if it is a call from GB, to direct it to the RSGB email reflector, etc.
 > The idea is to have a one-for-one translation from callsign to email.
> 
> One way to do it is to develop our own.  But the better way, I think, is to depend on 
> the existing and well maintained email reflectors of our own national organizations.

So, are you proposing a "SPAM via APRS" system?  I don't see why I 
should get email from any source unless I have requested it (explicitly 
or implicitlty.)  I really think that any automatic callsign-to-email 
reflector should be on an opt-in basis. When a ham signs up, he or she 
gives the email address where he wants to receive APRS messages.

If you think my complaint sounds silly, let's just go down the slope a 
bit further.  Why not check aprs message callsigns against the QRZ 
database, extract a phone number, dial it, and deliver the APRS message 
in voice-synthesized audio?

   --Jeff, n0juh



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