[aprssig] Old radio repair (OT)

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Feb 3 14:47:37 EST 2011

On 2/3/2011 1:28 PM, Eric Hansen wrote:
> Agreed. It's not Bob's listserv, but without him, nothing in APRS is 
> getting done.

Ok, I've been silent until now, but that's just a bold faced inaccuracy 
(politically correct version of the word I was going to use).

I agree that APRS would not exist had it not been for Bob, but he is NOT 
the ONLY driving force in APRS today.  I don't know about your 
definition of "nothing...getting done", but have you seen APRSISCE/32?  
While there have been some spec clarifications and advice from Bob, I 
have it on good authority that there's not one since line of code in 
that entire APRS client application even VIEWED by Bob let alone being 
WRITTEN by him.

There are people out here trying to "get something done" without Bob's 
direct intervention.  In many cases, we're trying to hit the (seemingly) 
ever-moving target of what the spec says versus what the spec was meant 
to say.  This is not a disparagement against Bob, but against the 
inconciseness (or whatever the proper word is) of the written word (I 
was going to say English, but I'm sure it applies to all human languages 
equally well).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  If you think "nothing in APRS is getting done", check it out at 

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