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

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jan 4 19:48:28 EST 2006

>>> mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net 01/04/06 12:48 PM >>>
>Should Items be removed from the spec because 
>the Kenwoods don't support them?

Yes.  The purpose of the spec is to promote inteoperability
between users and to insure on-air compatibilty.  Like
any standard, when there are obsolete formats, or
things with the original spec that are causing problems
or are prventing on-air compatibilty and preventing
interoperability, then most standards organizations
will depricate and obsolete the offending specific

>How are Compressed Objects any different?

They arent.  That is what APRS has done to the 
compressed object/item format to keep the standard current
and up-to-date with the state-of the art of its users.
and to insure on the air compatibiility.  Further the APRS
spec has a proposal for a different way to provide
not only 1 foot resolution but also the datum required
to use that added precision (the !DAO! format).  

SO the APRS spec IS keeping up with the needs of the

de Wb4APR, Bob

On Wed, January 4, 2006 12:27 pm, Robert Bruninga said:
> Why does not XASTIR simply fix the problem rather than
> insisting that Kenwood fix it?

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