[aprssig] [OT] Re: 14 day APRS posit archive download?

Dave B dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Wed Jul 4 09:45:21 EDT 2012

On 3 Jul 2012 at 18:06, Dave Haynes wrote:

> OK, I feel I need to respond to some of your comments, but since we
> probably aren't going to agree about some things, I'll respond just
> this once then I'll drop the subject.


> Anyway, we won't agree about any of the above I'm sure, so I'll shut
> up now.
> Dave G1TVL

Actually Dave, I agree with most of it!   Just that on my "out in the 
sticks DSL world" (Buckingham, alegedly 8MBPS but a fraction of that in 
real throughput, and the office in MK, worse at under 1MBPS!)  Even 
downloading 400 or so Meg of updates would take over 3 hours!   At any 
time of day.   (Crappy BT carried DSL, no choice in that, regardless of 
who the ISP is.)

I've taken Linux and other CD images etc, but done that overnight, and 
not always successfully first time.

Not sure what the underlying OS of the Navman we had is, but I have an 
older one at home that I know is Linux based from watching it's fleeting 
command line screen as it powers up.  I have no idea how to hack it for 
other purposes, or "improvement", nor the time needed to find out how to 
do so.

I wish I had the time to research and put together the sort of kit such 
an event could use, but sadly working all over the country much of the 
time prevents that.   By the time I get to retire (if HMG will ever let 
me afford to) I'll probably only be fit to crawl into a hole in the 

In the mean time, I've been learning how to sort out some OSM maps for 
Ui-View32, and trying to get that running on Win7 at home.  So far so 
good, but there are issues yet to be resolved.  Mainly radio and QRM 
related sadly.

I gave up on a sizable chunk of Europe at major street level, after two 
hours Taho.exe was locked solid.

Till later.


Dave G0WBX.

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