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[aprssig] BALDY APRS Station

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue May 22 19:32:35 UTC 2012

On May 22, 2012, at 3:33 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:

> APRSISCE/32 supports displayable Nicknames for just that purpose.  It will eventually be able to transmit them as shared TACTICAL callsigns.  The concept is that ANY station can be assigned ANY position and be displayed as such on the net controller's screen.  And when a new station takes over a tactical position, simply re-assign the nickname.  xastir supports the same concept.
> This is effectively separating the station from the information, but only for display.
Bob must be traveling back from Dayton. This sort of thing usually gets a vehement objection. Something like 

<WB4APR Emulation ON>
"APRS is a real-time tactical system; the idea is that each user will see the same display on their screen. All important data such as tactical callsigns must be shared over the air, local callsign substitution is bad. If the same object shows at one location as "W9XYZ-4" and at another as "Med-1" it will lead to miscommunication in tactical situations and make APRS useless in emergency situations."
<WB4APR Emulation OFF>

Steve K4HG

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