[aprssig] Mic-E Issues

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Jul 16 11:12:57 EDT 2008

On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> For what it is worth, that is why we came up with the !DAO!
> Format which adds precision down to about a foot while also
> providing a byte for identifying the Datum between the sender
> and the receiver.  See:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/datum.txt

We have code in Xastir to decode that now.  It hasn't been fully
tested and doesn't do anything with the datum yet.

> Though in my mind, for something like APRS, if you are within 60
> feet of an APRS station or object you are basically there!

Depends on the use.  I can imagine uses for SAR where one could
average on a clue for a few minutes and then send a better position
than "standard" GPS positions.  Evidence searches and the like.

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