[aprssig] APRS adoption
steve at dimse.com
Tue Feb 17 15:58:48 CST 2015
And one bit of quick math - even if you round up Pete's number to 35k heard, ignore all the non-ham calls and assume everything is US (all major over-assumptions) with 720k US ham licenses you get an absolute max of 4.9% of US hams, which shows just how bogus that 28% was!
On Feb 17, 2015, at 4:53 PM, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2015, at 4:16 PM, Jeff Dugas (Mobile) <N5TEV at CompuServe.com> wrote:
>> SOLUTION: Can't we just deduce the percentage of Amateurs actively using APRS by counting the number of unique callsigns (minus additional SSIDs) collected by the APRS-IS, divided by the number of total licensed operators? This assumes that beacons will make it to an I-Gate. But even if they all do not, it should provide a useful and valid data point that people don't have to argue about :-)
> That was Bob's 2% number. It isn't that easy though. There are a lot of IRLP numbers, repeater and other objects, and club callsigns. You need to strip those out before doing the math.
> As a first pass someone might look at the US, grep out the calls that follow the US format like start with N K and W, and AA-A(whatever), in all the different permutations. Shouldn't be too hard...
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