[aprssig] Finito

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Sat Aug 27 20:59:30 EDT 2005

I find APRS activity to be much like the activity on most repeaters;
day-to-day stuff is not interesting. Events is when APRS really shines. I'm
using APRS with two events this weekend and next). During these events,
there's lots of activity, other times we just watch each other's houses.

It's also nice for watching mobile users travel thru your area. Bob has
traveled thru East TN a couple of times recently and his APRS station helped
us find him and contact him. BTW, Bob had some good discussions each time and
I think everyone listening learned a bit from the conversations.

On Sat, August 27, 2005 9:28 am, Nick Kotch said:
> I completely sympathize with Earl in that if I didn't have much activity in
> my area I would really fail to see the purpose of a static presence on APRS.
> In cases like that, probably in other areas as well, I think the solution is
> to open up communication with other local users and digi owners about what
> to do for that area (using longer paths, allowing longer paths at the digi
> level, using APRS for local events, etc...).  I think the new "standard" is
> fine, just needs to be tweaked used differently in different areas and that
> takes communication among the local users.
> Nick  KF4BYA

William McKeehan
Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net

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