[aprssig] Email addresses in APRS

Gary n6lrv at cox.net
Sun Aug 10 12:49:27 EDT 2008

In setting a standard of including an internet email address in an APRS message we're, in a sense,
encouraging further communication via the internet when, I think, we should be focusing these
messages on alternate amateur modes of communication first, maybe internet second, then maybe phone
numbers third, etc. Afterall, the purpose of these messages is to inform travelers, those in need of
assistance, etc. so we should provide info that is most helpful to them at the moment.

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 9:34 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Email addresses in APRS

If you don't want to send your email address over APRS, then don't.
APRS is a form of communication and you can send any information you
want.  This might include an email address, a phone number, an
Internet URL, a weather report, etc.  Because of the limited amount of
data that can be sent in a single APRS packet, certain standards are
developed to increase usability.  That is partly what this forum is

This thread was never about connecting an amateur radio mode to the
World Wide Web.

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