[aprssig] APRS left in the dust

Robert Kirk isobar at bcpl.net
Fri Jan 6 01:41:23 EST 2006

At 09:16 PM 1/5/06 -0600, Neil Johnson wrote:
>Face it. If Kenwood, Icom, and Yaesu were really serious about supporting 
>APRS, they would be introducing mobiles and handhelds with built in GPS 
>and TT/Opentrac capabilities.
>Or..they might be afraid to sell a device that can both determine a 
>position and then transmit it (in one device). Someone probably has a 
>patent on it.


At 04:45 AM 5/5/06 Joe Della Barba wrote:
>This brings up a question - Why has the commercial market abandoned APRS? 
>For awhile I thought I was going to see an APRS h/t with a built in GPS 
>and map screen, but now it looks like that will never happen.
>73 de N3HGB

Well... look at  http://www.garmin.com/products/rino530/    The world does 
move on.
Bob Kirk

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