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[aprssig] Failed APRS?

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Wed Jan 21 05:36:47 UTC 2009


Well, the aprs spec (v 1.0.1) says position on the title page... ^o^  we 
can fight forever on a name...  Shakespeare must have been wrong about 
the rose..  Can't we just stick with calling it APRS and move on?

p

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> 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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> World Digipeater Map
>   http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps
>
> JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
>   http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
>
> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
>
> Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
> Symbols Set for UI-View,
> UIpoint and APRSplus:
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