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[aprssig] 18 Wheeler APRS pix?

Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 26 22:00:42 UTC 2010


I respectfully disagree, but not with flames. You are missing a few bytes of history.

The 11 meter chaos was a result of shortsighted, single-terms (4yr max. each)
administrations attempting to fix a "problem" with the wrong approach. This gave
us a new electronics sub-industry with imported CB radios and radar detectors,
more national regulations, and, yes, a bunch of new jobs. Government aggravated
the situation, not the long haul independent truckers, in my not so humble opinion.

Charlie, N5EXY.
South Suburban Greater Hutto

--- On Tue, 1/26/10, Bob Poortinga <> wrote:


You should seriously consider the consequences
 of this before you
submit it.  Do we really want hundreds, if not thousands, of "good
buddies" running APRS?  If history is any indication, there will
result in 18-wheelers running kilowatt APRS stations with beacon rates
of 10 secs and paths of 'WIDE7-7,WIDE7-7'.  I know of a few truckers
who are hams and they run by the rules, but they will be in the
minority if APRS catches on with the majority of regular truckers.
The result will be constant QRM on 144.390 and single digit decode
rates.

I've got my flameproof undies on, so flame away.

73 de
-- 
Bob Poortinga  K9SQL
Bloomington, IN  US

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