[aprssig] New Project: WHERE-IS

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 13:04:20 CDT 2017


>> Please use WHERE going forward.

I just took WHERE for a brief test drive and it's working as expected.  Thanks.

One possible short cut came up - you could remember the last callsign
for future queries from one client.

I asked for "dis kathtc'  - it worked.

It could remember the 'ka7htc' for me and thus if I queried again -
I'd only have to do 'dist' and not spell out the 'dist ka7htc'.

This is trivial on a computer keyboard - but on an APRS radio - it's a
lot of button pushes.

Again the note on moibles...   'WHERE' is a big callsign.   WHR or WHE
or WR would be helpful abbreviations.

> Kenwood mobile (D700, D710) and portable (D7, D72, D74) radios have a
> very limited keyboard scheme for entering text.  Anything possible to
> minimize the length of a destination as well as grouping the letters
> to fit the keyboard will make it easier to use.  Even something as
> simple and short as "ISS" is a challenge.

Do you have this documented on a web page or maybe the APRS wiki?

I'm going to suggest that WHERE and SMSGTE get added to awesome
APRS-Queries document at:
http://sa7sky.net/documents/APRS-Queries.pdf

>

Thanks for the work making a new useful tool.

73,
Bill, WA7NWP


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