[aprssig] Txt messaging

Randy Love rlove31 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 11:07:13 EDT 2017


IMHO, one-way igates are a main enabler of the 'APRS is just a vehicle
tracking system' mentality.

It is so much more, but when anyone can slap an RX-only igate up for
absolutely NOTHING, and it competes with a full-service igate in the same
area and cripples it, you're just hurting the system.



On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:48 AM, Curt, WE7U <curt.we7u at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Aug 2017, chiefsfan2 at cox.net wrote:
> We have a pretty decent igate network where this would work well and maybe
>> it would increase the use of texting on our ham network.
> Be a bit wary here. A lot of igates are receive-only, so do you no good in
> a 2-way messaging scenario. You may be lucky and live in an area with good
> 2-way igate coverage though.
> --
> Curt, WE7U.        http://we7u.wetnet.net
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