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[aprssig] OT: Yaesu to release digital amateur radio gear

Sander Pool sander_pool at pobox.com
Mon Jan 9 22:20:32 UTC 2012

I agree this is a missed opportunity. When I started reading about EL I 
kept looking for the part where it shows how to 'log on' to announce 
your presence. Naturally I never found it. Perhaps as some point this 
can be attempted again but I see repeater and QSY information as lower 
hanging APRS fruit. Wider addoption of those two simple concepts would 
be great in itself.

In any case, I think DSTAR is an example of how commercial interest can 
drive a system to completion and availability for a large group of 
people. Not for everyone but then not everyone has an antenna farm with 
multiple rotating beams and a 1500W amp behind the transmitter either.


    Sander W1SOP

On 1/9/2012 4:53 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> Which is sad, since that has been the #1 APRS priority since 2001. To 
> have Echolink and IRLP recognize USERS by either APRS or DTMF! We 
> demonstrated it back in 2001 but just cannot get them to accept the 
> value of knowing WHO HAS BEEN HEARD WHERE. (which APRS has been doing 
> for 2 decades, and DTMF for 40 years). Please see 
> http://aprs.org/avrs.html Bob, WB4APR 

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