[aprssig] Re: The best resolution of position from APRS

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jan 4 19:35:27 EST 2006

Tyler, this makes no sense.  The Kenwoods are not
holding anything back.  The APRS spec has provided
a new compatible way to provide 1 foot resolution and
has all kinds of free fields for future expansion.
You are being misslead by hype...  You name any 
feature you want and I can work up a way to do it in the
existing spec without having to break eveyrone else.

The spec is not stagnant.  It is being updated and kept
current all the time.  See APRS1.1 and APRS1.2 proposals.


>>> tyler at allisonhouse.com 01/04/06 12:40 PM >>>

> I still cannot understand why XASTIR wants to continue to purposefully
> send the depricated/obsolete, broken compressed object/item format
> KNOWING that NONE of the 1/3rd of users can see them at all.

Maybe because the Kenwoods are not the be all, end all of APRS devices.

> 1) The kenwoods cannot be easily upgraded.

Well there's a bad design. Who encouraged that?

> 2) XASTIR could fix it overnight and everyone could have a downloadable
>  fix the next day

So this logic leads me to believe the APRS will never grow beyond what 7-9
year old technology can implement. Wow..that sucks.

> Why cannot people see this?

Oh we see it. We just don't accept your reality that Kenwoods must be
support at all costs.


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