[aprssig] Multi control station situational awareness - Object STATUS

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Dec 3 11:01:21 EST 2019

*>* For example, for an Object representing a shelter,

> several different pieces of real-time variable data

> (capacity, remaining capacity, resource shortages, etc.)

> should be independently updated and shared across the network.

An object is perfect for that.  Each time any of the info at that location
change, then the STATUS text included in that object is simply updated and
it overwrites and updates everyone’s copy throughout the network.


On Tue, 2019-12-03 at 02:24 +0000, Eric H. Christensen via aprssig
> I second Michael's thoughts here.  Old packet systems really were
> great for handling this type of information.  Nothing fancy; it just
> got the job done.
> Really, what might be good in your situation is a hybrid approach.  A
> list of information that is passed around via BBSs and real time
> information about where supplies can be found on APRS.  Putting the
> information on APRS allows everyone the ability to see what resources
> are available (and where) without having to call into a net and
> asking.  As one net control signs off and another signs on, they can
> adopt the objects from the retiring station to keep the objects
> flowing and up to date (make sure you keep the hops down).  The bulk
> lists, check-ins, and other resources can be passed around on the BBS
> where it's easier to make that information available in long text
> form.
> Oh, and while you have the BBS up, make sure you make use of its
> capabilities of handling personal messages as well!
> 73,
> Eric WG3K
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