[aprssig] APRS in SW PA

Charles Mills w3yni1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 12:09:45 CDT 2010

Consider the sysop of w3yni-1 notified.....

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> I was asked to look at APRS in SWPA.  Here is a quick look:
> Most digi's look OK, but are wasting a lot of display space on
> the mobiles with the useless "/A=001200" construct which is
> useless compared to PHG data.  Also I see little evidence that
> most of the digi's are putting out the LOCAL INFO objects of
> value to travelers.
> I do see 6 digipeaters or so:
> W3VC-1 looks OK as an Igate, but has no PHG data.  It also does
> not appear to be putting out any local INFO objects.
> W3EXW - Format looks perfect, But it does not appear to be
> putting out any local INFO objects.
> N3SH-2 looks good in all respects, except that it wastes a lot
> of status text with /A=001414 which means nothing, since the PHG
> data is included and does mean something.  This pushes the more
> useful info off the display of mobiles.  This digi is also
> putting out a FREQ object for the 443.650 repeater which is
> good.
> W3YNI digi looks good.  But also wastes display space with
> /A=001217 which  pushes all the more useful info off the display
> of the mobiles.
> N3WWN-3 is putting our a 147.180PA freq object.  This is good.
> W3PIE looks good and has a 147.045 repeater in its status, but I
> see no evidence that it is putting out a separate object.
> KF8YK-1 is the only digi to the NW I can see and it seems
> perfect.  But I see no evidence of any local INFO objects.
> So, bottom line, someone needs to get to each of these SYSOPS
> and convince them to read www.aprs.org/localinfo.html and update
> their digi's.
> Hope that helps.
> Bob, WB4APR
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Charles L. Mills
Westmoreland Co. ARES EC
Amateur Radio Callsign W3YNI
Email: w3yni1 at gmail.com

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