[aprssig] Finito

Bob Gould bobg575 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 26 20:32:10 EDT 2005


 I agree with you totally. There is no way that one
standard can work nation wide when APRS station
coverage is so different and the terrain is also so
different. If it is flat and coverage can be out to
100 miles, that is totally dofferent from hilly or
mountainous regions such as Maine. We are conducting
tests here and some of us have found that the new APRS
settings work fairly well. This does not mean that
they are not without flaw. We have many areas that do
not have the APRS coverage that we would like to have
and the new settings seem to worsen that coverage.

 That is my oppinion and anyone can have there own.


--- Earl Needham <needhame1 at plateautel.net> wrote:

>          I think I'm finished with this list, or
> maybe I'll just take a 
> break from it.
>          I've been considering the entire discussion
> on unproto paths for a 
> couple of weeks now.  Paths have been cut to the
> point that now I see 
> mostly nothing.  Every time I post something about
> it, I get answers like this:
> At 12:02 PM 8/16/2005, n2lbt at spamcop.net wrote:
> >We still don't want to hear it. We needed it here
> in the Northeast,
> >and you say you don't need it there. This
> conversation is a local
> >matter between you and your local digipeater
> sysops. The APRS list
> >does not control the New Mexico digipeaters.
>          In other words, "We fixed our problem and
> screw you if it causes 
> you problems."
>          Others always want to argue and there are
> very few on this list 
> that want to work on a solution that helps EVERYBODY
> instead of a few.
>          I've had private emails where somebody
> agrees with me, but won't 
> post to the list because they don't want to look
> like they're making waves.
>          I've been trying for YEARS to explain that
> the same solution won't 
> work for the entire country and every time I do, you
> people skip that point 
> and tell me how well something works in New York. 
> Or Las Angeles.  Or 
> Baltimore.  Or wherever.  But only once in the past
> 10 years has 1 person 
> taken the time to really try to understand where I'm
> coming from.
>          Maybe 5 or 7 years ago, we had a dozen APRS
> ops here in 
> Clovis.  They got tired of watching each others'
> houses just sit, so they 
> went back to 145.01 packet.  No reason to sit and
> watch APRS if nothing is 
> happening.  I think I agree with them.  And there's
> no need for my home 
> station to stay on the air -- my family can simply
> look on findu.com to see 
> where my mobile is.
>          I've seen APRS go from a neat idea to a
> mature network.  That was 
> the RISE of APRS.
>          I've now seen APRS DIE from choked digis. 
> This is the FALL of APRS.
>          And the entire network is going to die if
> you people don't quit 
> arguing about every little thing and start working
> together.
>          Earl
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