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[aprssig] SSID Standardization

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Thu Jun 10 06:44:15 UTC 2010


Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>> We've already done this,
>>>> found that symbols/icons are better,
>>>      
>>> Better on what?
>>> Not on the front panel of my radio while 
>>> I am driving!  I don't want to take my 
>>> hands off the wheel to go Button pushing 
>>> and screen chasing just to see something 
>>> I can see by the callsign.
>     
>> Perhaps this implies the radio front panels need improvement ?
> 
> Yes, but how many years are you willing to wait?

Devices like the Apple iPad are large, touch screen displays which can provide 
great information display with a lot more resolution and font size then our 
radios.  I'm convinced it is time to stop asking the radio manufacturers to 
provide all of these features.  Instead, we need them to provide "network" 
centric interfaces to the TNC and radio control functions using a TCP-terminal 
server interface.  There should be an ethernet port and/or USB-to-WiFi connector 
on the radio so that we can use it from other equipment without silly wires.

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW



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