[aprssig] APRS Speed Spec? (plan B)

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 10:12:02 CDT 2017


> As long as we’re revising specs, and considering the kludginess involved (and not just with how to encode speeds), should we consider revising the entire
protocol?

That was done 15 years ago:

  http://opentrac.org/

Perhaps now that the Kenwoods firmware can be updated, Opentrac could
be revisited.

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> I know there’s a large installed base of rigs, websites, etc., but designing a protocol takes time, and any changes could be backward compatible and also phased-in over time.
>
> We could even do it as an organized effort instead of by the seats of our pants, with input from experienced programmers and protocol designers.


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