[aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 7 15:14:48 EDT 2013

Arrgh. I hate when I click Reply instead of Reply All on this mailing list....

Robert, the "convincing" paragraph is for you, since you have the connections and the clout to be listened to.

Andrew KA2DDO
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Andrew Pavlin" <AndrewEMT at hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 19:13:11 
To: AC<kf4lvz at yahoo.com>
Reply-To: AndrewEMT at hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking

Isn't this what Object and Item records were meant to transmit?

Any chance you could convince Kenwood to add Object/Item records to an upcoming firmware patch?

Andrew KA2DDO
(author of an outboard program that could do this correctly, i.e., YAAC)
------Original Message------
From: AC
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Sent: Aug 7, 2013 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking

On 8/7/2013 10:00, aprssig-request at tapr.org wrote:

> From: Robert Bruninga
> To: aprssig at tapr.org, aprs at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking
> Message-ID: <a14e90d4653395b2338443fc6d80ddcf at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"
> An all new APRS capability was suggested by  Daniel KB3MUN for tracking
> some runners at APRS events.
> Set your position to your checkpoint.  Then each time you want to report a
> particular runner number, just change the MYCALL of the radio to the runner
> number.  Just 3 key strokes, MENU, APRS,MYCALL and then bump up or down the
> runner number.  Done

Interesting idea but you won't catch me doing it and that's because 
you're forgetting that the radio stores data in flash memory which has a 
finite lifetime.  I prefer not to wear out the flash memory in my radio 
prematurely and end up with a nice repair bill or worse a radio that I 
can never edit a setting again because the parts aren't available anymore.

Same thing goes for any other frequent editing of parameters.  It all 
gets stored in flash which wears out.
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