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[aprssig] APRS in Garmin

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Jun 30 22:46:43 UTC 2009


Andrew Rich wrote:
> Why doesnt garmin just make an aprs terminal and be done with it
>
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> -
Because APRS is a niche activity of a niche activity (Amateur 
Radio).       A minor (inexpensive) software tweak to units produced by 
the 10's of thousands is one thing.    Creating a dedicated device 
selling in the hundreds (or units of thousands) could never be justified 
by a mass mfr like Garmin.  

If they did produce such a device, it would be priced like the 
low-production volume professional surveying and GIS devices -- no ham 
would buy one.

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JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
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"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths

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