[aprssig] APRS in Dallas

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Aug 11 14:02:09 EDT 2008

I received some off-sig comments:

>> In addition to having none of the New-N info in 
>> their text, most of the digis had no useful info...
> [imagine what] it's like when this scrolls 
> across the HamHUD? 

...APRS Digi KPC3 v.8.2 City St b1 
...PHG9550/Somecounty St elev. 2410+300AGL b3 
...listening PL 100 on 144.39...

> I already know where it is -- just look at the map. 
> There's one [near me] that still advertises "W/R/T". 
> a couple of weeks ago, I came through the 
> DFW area, and the congestion FROM TWO 
> STATIONS was so bad that I couldn't get 
> into any digi for maybe 20 or 30 miles 
> as I headed west from Fort Worth. 
> You're right, something needs to change, 
> but I just don't see it happening. 

We on this APRSSIG are only 4% of APRS, and so it takes more than me just complaining here.  I am asking everyone on this SIG to look at traffic in their area, and HELP get operators to be aware of what their INFO looks like on recept.

I wonder if we can get FINDU.COM and APRS.FI and all other APRS display pages to display a "MOBILE WINDOW" that shows what all position packet data looks like to the MOBILE operator on his standard 10x10x8 display?

If the FINDU display shows the same data as is flashed on the mobile radio display, it would go a long way towards helping people format their text to be more useful in the mobile!


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