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[aprssig] Failed APRS?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jan 21 05:06:12 UTC 2009

jimlux wrote:
> You gotta admit though in re your statement:
> "APRS was ever intended to be a "tracking" system. "
> that calling it the
> Automatic Position Reporting System
> wasn't the best long term strategic move, then..
> You didn't call it "Amateur Short Digital Message System" or "Amateur 
> Tactical Message System" or whatever else might have been an idea...

It  wasn't/isn't "Positiion" reporting.   The original usage was:

     Automatic PACKET Reporting System      



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