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[aprssig] Failed APRS?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 21 17:51:28 UTC 2009


Some of us recall that it's been "packet"... or sometimes "position" 
depending on the time one is asked.  It's not quite as well burned in 
stone as some might think.

gerry n5jxs

Christopher K. Greenhalgh wrote:
> The "P" in APRS stands for Packet.
> 
> _________________________________
> Chris Greenhalgh, N8WCT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of jimlux
> 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...
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