[aprssig] location-based services (was RE: Group filtering bug in Kenwood TM-D710 (firmware version 2.10))
ke7zem at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 00:44:14 EDT 2011
please take me off of this mailing list, it has nothing to do with what I
thought it would.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Guido Trentalancia <iz6rdb at trentalancia.com
> On Tue, 2011-07-19 at 17:36 -0400, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> > Glad to hear that someone is using Bulletin Groups.
> > Just remember that Bulletin Groups are EXCLUSIVE. This means that if you
> set a BULLETIN GROUP name, that you will then automatically IGNORE ALL other
> bulletins and groups.
> > Can you share with us how you are using Bulletin Groups?
> And the next development step will probably be location-based services.
> This will be mainly based on Messages, but I do not exclude the
> possibility to exploit the broadcasting properties of Group bulletins
> (with new groups being created on-demand).
> For example, an unknown (to a properly designed database) mobile station
> enters the area of my automated station from surrounding areas. if
> he/she is not already in the database, he/she must a traveller new to
> the area. I was thinking of sending him/her a Message offering the
> availability of information about the specific area. Such information
> can be static (attractions, places of interest, sightseeing tips) or
> gathered from the web.
> So, it will be location-based and mostly on-demand to avoid sending
> unwanted information.
> What do you say ? Have you ever heard anything like that ?
> > Thanks
> > Bob, WB4APR
> Guido IZ6RDB
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Guido Trentalancia [mailto:iz6rdb at trentalancia.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:36 PM
> > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> > Cc: Bob Bruninga
> > Subject: Group filtering bug in Kenwood TM-D710 (firmware version 2.10)
> > Hello !
> > It appears to me that the Kenwood TM-D710 with Operation Panel firmware
> > version 2.10 (and possibly any other previously released version) has a
> > bug/limitation within the "Group Filtering" menu settings (APRS) and in
> > particular it does not appear to be fully compliant with the APRS
> > protocol specification.
> > Basically it is not possible to set the above mentioned filter for group
> > bulletins with group names longer than 4 characters. The APRS protocol
> > specifies that the Group Name for bulletins can be up to 5 characters
> > long.
> > Given the above, at present time, the Kenwood TM-D710 is not able to
> > filter group bulletins having a group name of 5 characters and this
> > constitutes a rather severe limitation.
> > Can somebody please forward this message directly to Kenwod Engineering
> > or Kenwood Support as appropriate ? Thanks.
> > 73,
> > Guido IZ6RDB
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