[aprssig] Paths - Solution proposal

Chris Howard w0ep w0ep at w0ep.us
Tue Jul 15 13:22:35 CDT 2014


Please don't invoke the FCC for this!

Anyone can put up a station that does both AX25 and protocol X.

Anyone can build a black box to sit between the radio and antenna
to translate AX25 to/from protocol X, or a gateway that does the same.

It's amateur radio.  If you want to do something, go do it.




On 7/15/2014 12:49 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> On 7/15/2014 12:33 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
>>>> but more importantly from my viewpoint, they're currently in hand. There's
>>>> no new investment to make.
>>>
>>> so, you're typing this message on your Commodore 64 or TRS-80, right?
>>
>> I thought of rotary dial telephones...
>>
>> The new hardware is cheaper than coffee at Starbucks.  The software is
>> available.   Let's start using it.
>>
>> Bill, WA7NWP
> 
> It's the same-old same-old issue:
> 
> What IBM, in the face of the failure of their PS/2 Microchannel architecture PCs in the face of machines with ISA and PCI slots, once called
> 
> "The tyranny of the installed base"
> 
> It's the thousands of Kenwood and Yaesu all-in-one APRS radios, embedding unchangeable copies of the archaic 35-year-old 1200-baud AX.25 protocol, that provide a powerful dis-incentive to change.
> 
> Unless the FCC takes action in the way they did for digital TV (i.e. ban analog transmission after a certain date) and decrees a drop-dead date for AX.25, I don't any significant uptake of newer, faster, more robust protocols anytime soon.
> 
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