[aprssig] Re : Re : NWS ON rf
steve at dimse.com
Sun May 10 12:29:55 EDT 2009
On May 10, 2009, at 9:29 AM, rttyman wrote:
> At least in EU we mostly use Objects for event data + in source
> field ham callsign of originator. Its best choise on my think
> and should be used by all other too for maximum corrent operation
> in APRS network both I-net and RF.
Again, you show a complete lack of understanding for the ways tactical
callsigns are used. They are NOT used to place static objects on the
They are used to improve communications by providing a link between
hard to remember callsigns and easy to remember words. They give an
aliased station access to the FULL RANGE of the APRS protocol, not
just the reporting of a position.
For example, imagine a marathon, with a tracker on the lead and tail
vehicle, and one on a medivan. All are under my callsign, say with
SSID's of -4,-5,and -6.
If you look at a map with K4HG-4, K4HG-5, and K4HG-6 on a map, it is
hard to remember which is which. On the other hand, if you use LEAD,
TAIL, and MEDIC, anyone can look at the map and see what is going on.
Your proposal outlaws this, as there is no way for a tracker to send
an an object with its own position! Selfish!
Now, make a real life situation with dozens of trackers and manned
APRS stations, where messages are being sent, where there are multiple
callsigns on the air, it becomes critical that tactical callsigns are
Yes, YOU do not use APRS this was, but others do, and you have no
right to try to force change in the system that adversely affects
these people just to make your life easier. Move on.
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