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Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Nov 1 17:24:40 UTC 2010


> Perhaps we should abandon using the frequency 
> for the object name and use the
> repeater callsign instead. 

But that is just what this whole initiative since 2004 is trying
to get away from.  Seeing just another callsign in the list of
the other 99 calligns on the APRS mobile front panel station
list does nothing to inform the driver that there is a local
frequency object in range.

Repeater callsigns are completely meaningless to anyone but the
owner... Or few club members that give a hoot...  So by having
the object name be the frequency, it not only shows up easily in
the station list, 5 or more at a time, but can be sorted on by
"call" in the D710 and FTM350 so that they all pop to the top of
the station list..

Next in the list after this sort are the Echolink and IRLP node
number objects.

The only thing that counts to the mobile, is the frequency, or
if he is telling someone by APRS message to give him a call on
Echolink, then the Echolink number.

Bob, Wb4APR




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