[aprssig] Paths - Solution proposal

Mark Cheavens mcheavens at usa.net
Tue Jul 15 15:15:37 EDT 2014

I am not proposing changing the installed using base, just improved 
routing at the Digi level.
- Stay with 1200 baud....

For a faster network, we have to build an all new infrastructure.

We need a better solution that either uses the existing TNC's in KISS 
mode or an all in one solution. We could then get the sysops to 
install using the existing radio's.

At 12:49 PM 7/15/2014, you wrote:
>On 7/15/2014 12:33 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
>>>>but more importantly from my viewpoint, they're currently in hand. There's
>>>>no new investment to make.
>>>so, you're typing this message on your Commodore 64 or TRS-80, right?
>>I thought of rotary dial telephones...
>>The new hardware is cheaper than coffee at Starbucks.  The software is
>>available.   Let's start using it.
>>Bill, WA7NWP
>It's the same-old same-old issue:
>What IBM, in the face of the failure of their PS/2 Microchannel 
>architecture PCs in the face of machines with ISA and PCI slots, once called
>"The tyranny of the installed base"
>It's the thousands of Kenwood and Yaesu all-in-one APRS radios, 
>embedding unchangeable copies of the archaic 35-year-old 1200-baud 
>AX.25 protocol, that provide a powerful dis-incentive to change.
>Unless the FCC takes action in the way they did for digital TV (i.e. 
>ban analog transmission after a certain date) and decrees a 
>drop-dead date for AX.25, I don't any significant uptake of newer, 
>faster, more robust protocols anytime soon.
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