[aprssig] Failed APRS?
Christopher K. Greenhalgh
chris at n8wct.com
Wed Jan 21 11:08:17 CST 2009
The "P" in APRS stands for Packet.
Chris Greenhalgh, N8WCT
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:03 AM
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Failed APRS?
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...
You can't blame folks for thinking that the primary goal of a "position
reporting" system is, um, reporting positions, i.e. tracking...
The subtle details of position as part of an overall tactical
notification containing "activity status, availability, and approximate
Curse those cheap GPS units that made precise position determination
easy and cheap.
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