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[aprssig] Hamfest and Local info

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jun 16 15:02:56 UTC 2010

> The sys op programs the Digi to put out an object 
> located at the appropriate lat/lon.  This requires 
> either remote programming capability or a trip 
> to the digi...

That is for permanent objects like the local APRS vocec channel,
the Echolink channel or IRLP or other fixed asset.

But, for Hamfest, meeting, net and other real-time short-term
objects, those should be entered by any APRS operator at his
APRS client.

Bob, WB4aPR
> 		Because that is just one symptom of the 
> problem.  The problem is that if no one is even interested 
> enough in APRS in an area to push a HFEST object, then that 
> means local meetings, events and ham activites are also being
> 		THAT is the problem, that no one in an area is 
> investing in INFO Serving the local area...

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