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



Isn't it sad when a fellow ham thinks his operational mode of th hobby is
good and everybody else's interests are  "stupid". Shameful and sad.

Sid N3YBE

----- Original Message -----
From: Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 3:40 PM
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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