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[aprssig] SPOT engine on APRS.FI

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Feb 21 12:37:28 UTC 2012


Wrong SPOT and a bad choice of words by Bob.  It's more like a POI 
(point of interest) being an APRS message-initiated remote object 
creation server..  In fact, I'd suggest we call the server POI or 
something just to avoid such confusion since many, many people know 
about SPOT and that's not really the intent behind Bob's suggestion.  If 
you've got an APRS-capable radio, you're already SPOT-ing (tracking), 
but I believe his intent is to be able to quickly and easily drop an 
object HERE that says something like "RIGHTFORK - I took the Right Fork" 
(although that requires knowledge of which direction the POI originator 
was hiking, so it's probably a bad example).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


On 2/21/2012 12:53 AM, Geoff Gatward wrote:
> Spot2APRS has already been implemented:
>
> http://vk2us.id.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73:admin&catid=34:vk2us&Itemid=70 
> <http://vk2us.id.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73:admin&catid=34:vk2us&Itemid=70>
>
>
> Regards,
> Geoff  VK8GG
>
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:noskosteve at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
>
>     --- Jason KG4WSV wrote:
>     ----- Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu <mailto:bruninga at usna.edu>>
>     wrote:
>     > > I wonder if we should implement a SPOT engine that
>     > looks for messages to SPOT and then turns them into objects
>     > at the senders location.
>     >
>     > What's wrong with just changing the call of the APRS radio to an
>     > appropriate tactical call?
>     >
>     > -Jason kg4wsv
>
>
>     Yes.  Besides,   After going through most of my thoughts, I
>     realized that a message doesn't include a posit, right?  So the
>     message isn't going to work unless you also force a beacon, then
>     the server has to link the two.
>     --
>     73, Steve, K9DCI
>
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