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[aprssig] GPS tracking how to get Lat/Lon's

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon Oct 19 17:08:24 UTC 2009


Sorry Earl, except for the point about most of APRS being done via 
amateur radio, that wasn't directed at you.

Scott
N1VG

Earl Needham wrote:
> I suggest you re-read what I posted because you sure got it wrong. 
> 
> 7 3
> Earl
> 
> ------Original Message------
> From: Scott Miller
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> Subject: Re: [aprssig] GPS tracking how to get Lat/Lon's
> Sent: Oct 19, 2009 10:57
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> Earl Needham wrote:
>> Most, if not all of APRS is done via Amateur Radio. However, there are some commercial systems that do what you want and the few that I have seen are in police cars. You might check with some of the police departments in your area to see if they could give you a lead that way. 
> 
> Certainly not all.  They may not be calling it APRS (see my last post) 
> but there are a number of commercial (and at least one or two government 
> or quasi-government) entities using APRS-compatible protocols.
> 
> Please understand that I mean no disrespect to Bob or anyone else, and 
> I'm not trying to lessen Bob's accomplishments in any way.  None of us 
> would be here discussing this if it wasn't for his efforts.  But 
> perpetuating myths or simple misunderstandings about the legal status of 
> APRS isn't doing anyone any favors.  People get some weird ideas about 
> intellectual property laws that just don't match up with reality.
> 
> And immediately demanding a callsign from anyone who posts here isn't 
> exactly welcoming behavior.  If there's some policy that the TAPR APRS 
> SIG is for discussion of ham-related APRS use only, then that policy 
> needs to be clearly stated.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
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