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[aprssig] Hamfest and Local info

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jun 16 14:46:15 UTC 2010


ml41782 wrote:
> YOu can't tell me that there aren't at least 2 or more APRS users in 
> each club. I agree with Bob. It should be up to them to put forth the 
> effort to get that information up on the air and announce up coming 
> events.
>  
> My 2 cents
>  
> Mike K4MQF
>

Again, I have to repeat that after two years of announcing ham club 
meetings, and my Echolink node, on APRS in Los Angeles (the most active 
APRS "market" in the country), I had exactly ONE response.   (An 
itinerant trucker that found my Echolink node as a result of my 
beacon.)    



The simple fact is that,   like it or not,    APRS has morphed into 
overwhelmingly  a one-way transmit-only AVL (automatic vehicle location) 
network with the Internet being the end-user interface.  The vast 
majority of users are simply not interested in receiving stuff in their 
mobiles.

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