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[aprssig] Doubling APRS messaging in ham radio overnight

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Sat Jan 24 16:49:52 UTC 2009


On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Jason KG4WSV wrote:

>> I like typing "PICs" instead of the other mouthfull.  Is there a better all encompasing term for tiny thinggy's?
>
> The term is microcontrollers.  PIC=microcontroller is like vehicle
> tracking=APRS (i.e. just wrong).
>
  If you like acronyms, I frequently see 'microcontroller' abbreviated to 
'MCU'.

...and a better analogy would be "PIC is to microcontroller as Kleenex is 
to facial tissue".

-- 
Rick Green, N8BJX

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