[aprssig] Part 3/3: Updating APRS Clients (Consumer Needs)

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue Jan 15 13:30:03 EST 2008

On Jan 15, 2008, at 12:24 PM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:

> APRS is entirely useful without the global APRS-IS.  It is trivial  
> to see the case where an APRS-IS is running in an intranet scenario,  
> even encrypted if so desired (although we wouldn't do that on ham  
> frequencies, of course).  For example, one can trivially create an  
> APRS-IS with xastir on a laptop with an ad-hoc wireless network; I  
> have done so in my truck on balloon chases.

Yes, but it is still an open protocol without encryption, something  
anyone can receive with a $50 scanner and a sound card. That is not  
going to pass muster with a modern emergency manager.

Steve K4HG

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