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Re: APRS is a stupid mode. was Re: Packet on AO-27



Vince:

So far, the only thing that is stupid is YOU.  Ask someone to show you
how to work the delete key.  Maybe with some practice you can figure
it out.


Woody
KJ4SO

-----Original Message-----
From: Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: September 07, 1999 16:37
Subject: [amsat-bb] APRS is a stupid mode. was Re: Packet on AO-27


>
>APRS is a stupid, useless mode. If I want to know where someone is or
where
>they're going they can get on the repeater or simplex and tell me.
When I
>want someone to know where I am, I can do the same.
>
>You APRS lovers should start another mailing-list so the rest of us
don't
>have to read about your stupid mode.
>
>The only good use for APRS is as an emergency beacon on capsized
boats or
>downed aircraft, situations were the occupants might not be able to
respond.
>
>
>
>At 10:22 PM 9/4/99 -0400, Mike Gilchrist - KF4FDJ wrote:
>>I firmly believe there is a genuine
>>need for such a device on AO27 at this time, since MIR is defunct.
I
>>find it far less objectionable than a roger beep some operators use.
>>The data burst is very fast and efficient.
>>
>>Several operators are currently engaged in experiments with AO-16,
and
>>APRS, but use of AO27 with the MIC-E encoder should also be
embraced.
>>
>>Until we can get some more digipeating devices in orbit, this is a
good
>>scheme for use of AO-27, in conjunction with regular voice use.
>>
>>73, Mike in Fort Myers, FL
>
>
>
>
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