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[aprssig] Separate APRS frequency for object query

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Jul 23 19:46:58 UTC 2009


To have it available on RF would require an infrastructure of antennas, 
radios, and TNCs all tuned to the separate frequency.  Given that we 
don't have 100% coverage on 144.390, good luck getting additional 
coverage on another frequency!.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Adding my <insert small monetary amount>

rfinesmith at aol.com wrote:
> All of this talk about objects and echolink has me wondering if there 
> is any reason why there can't be a separate APRS frequency for object 
> queries - such as traffic impediments, weather, etc.  For instance, I 
> would find it interesting to write a program to construct weather and 
> traffic related objects from data available on various regional web 
> sites (such as WTOP in the WDC area), and then be able to query for 
> that data using an APRS software (using a Windows Mobile PDA, or 
> course (hi hi)) while running mobile.  I wouldn't want to clutter up 
> 144.390.  Aside from any copyright issues against re-transmitting this 
> information, would this go against any FCC regulations?  Would it go 
> against the tenet of APRS? 
>
> Robin,
> AA3NJ
>
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