[aprssig] Some obscure APRS client questions
curt.we7u at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 12:25:16 CST 2011
On Fri, 11 Nov 2011, Andrew P. wrote:
> 1. With a receive-only feed (radio or Internet), does it make sense to allow the user to create or edit objects? They can't send them to the public. Is there a need in general to be able to create private objects/items in a local APRS client?
Yes. It's common to have a tactical display for public service events, RACES, ARES, or SAR. You don't necessarily need to be able to transmit those objects to others over RF or the internet. I often create private objects that show repeaters or places of interest even when not doing events. Being able to plot the positions of resources that don't have a tracker on them is a very useful feature of APRS clients.
> 2. Are Aloha circles meaningful to Internet-only clients?
No. Only meaningful if using RF. Xastir for instance doesn't display any Aloha circle if your only interface is on the internet.
Curt, WE7U. http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
APRS in Search and Rescue: http://wetnet.net/~we7u/search_and_rescue.html
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