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[aprssig] QRU feature request and LOCALINFO (repeaters)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Sep 22 15:32:38 UTC 2012


> PS.  If this is in response to Bob's posting over on the aprssig,
> all he should have needed to do was note the distance on his
> D72 screen to the repeater object instead of assuming that
> because he heard the object, he could hit the repeater...

Ah, here we disagree.  Internet jockies simply do not understand the
realities of providing useful CONCISE information to mobile and
handheld operators that have a TINY windows on the APRS world and a
few buttons and not big PC screens and are sharing only a single 1200
baud channel.

The concept of LOCALINFO is that only what is LOCALLY RELEVANT is
pushed to the users screen.

Yes I DO ASSUME that if I receive the DATA it is LOCAL AND RELEVANT.
Else it is SPAM and needs fixing and has no place on a shared 1200
baud overloaded channel.

There are over 900 PAGES (screens) of information available on the D72
APRS radio for example,  A user should not have to search through
those 900 pages of SPAM to find out what local VOICE repeater covers
WHERE HE IS STANDING.

The system worked for me.  It deliverd exactly what I needed to see.
But it turned out to be SPAM.  A repeater over 100 miles away that NO
ONE IN THE AREA could even hope to hit.

Yet the local freqs were NOT being beaconed.  That was my complaint.

Bob, WB4APR

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> On 9/22/2012 10:01 AM, Steve Daniels wrote:
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> Had another thought, can the distance be added to the message, you request a repeater from a handheld, it would be useful to see the distance, the repeater is from yourself
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> Steve Daniels
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> G6UIM
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> Torbay Freecycle Moderator http://http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/torbay_freecycle
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> APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
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> From: aprsisce at yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Steve Daniels
> Sent: 21 September 2012 23:25
> To: aprsisce at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [aprsisce] QRU feature request
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> Just for info as I have already discussed this with KJ4ERJ
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> The ability to request the nearest object only from QRU, that’s to say ability to alter the number of objects that the QRU server responds with, but just downwards.
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> Instead of sending perhaps 5 objects the server would send just 1 on request.
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> Steve Daniels
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> G6UIM
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> Torbay Freecycle Moderator http://http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/torbay_freecycle
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> APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
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