[aprssig] APRS adoption

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Feb 17 11:05:56 CST 2015


On 2/17/2015 11:26 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Regarding my assertion that only 2% of people have APRS was based on dividing
> the 40 k callsigns on the APRSis (maybe not a recent number) by the 2 million
> hams worldwide.
>
> But Frank provided an great analysis of Ham radio in his DELTA Division of the
> ARRL and it is a GREAT read.  It shows a 28% adoption rate of APRS.
>
> Bob, Wb4APR
>

Claiming a 28% "adoption rate" sounds really fishy to me.

I suspect they didn't discriminate between actually having/operating APRS 
equipment,  and people saying "Yeah they do APRS" meaning occasionally viewing 
a map on the Internet from findu.com or APRS.fi.



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