On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) ... That may possibly be the better implementation for your purposes... Does your cellphone stayMessage 1 of 9 , Jun 29View SourceOn Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> Notification of interested active stations is the need. AudioThat may possibly be the better implementation for your purposes...
> announcement of all new stations was the former implementation that met that
> need (but not really because you had to be there to hear the announcement).
> You can
> nickname your stations of interest and flag them for MultiTrack New, Active,
> or Always. This is far better IMHO than an audio announcement because you
> can come back later and notice the MultiTrack window which tells you that
> they were active while you were out.
Does your cellphone stay silent all day, but open notification windows
to show you who called, or open all the email messages you received
since you last checked to let you know that you received them since
the last time you looked?
Popping open multitrack windows does you no good as a notification
unless you are looking at the screen. So, the argument that audio
announcements are no good because you have to be there to hear them.
I agree that listening to new station audio announcements when tied to
the world wide feed is a little silly, and having the ability to have
a select group of stations under watch is a great idea.
As with just about anything, allowing options is always desirable. Let
the user determine whether they want a multitrack, audio announcement,
full or limited group alerts...
OK here goes. I listen for the new Stations on RF as I work on my bench facing away from my computer. The stations I listen for are new stations that areMessage 1 of 9 , Jun 29View SourceOK here goes. I listen for the "new Stations" on RF as I work on my bench facing away from my computer. The stations I listen for are new stations that are just coming into the area covered by my station. Having a message pop up would not help as I would have to see it. I know the locals and can call on repeaters or simplex for them. I am interested in the "new stations" who are just passing through. There may be no announcements for some time as once a local station is announced it is no longer a "new station". I live between Boston and Cape Cod and see a bit of transient traffic. Some of which is land based and some marine. Some are looking for directions to various sites. I can assist from my base if I hear the announcement and get right back to the bench to continue "playing radio" and building stuff. Thanks Steve KB1CHU
On 6/29/2013 9:42 AM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
BTW, I haven't said it here in a LONG time, but when you're asking for a feature please describe the use case for that feature and not a simple reference to a specific function of some other program. It is quite likely (all modesty aside) that there may be another way to accomplish your actual need in APRSISCE/32 rather than how you met that need in some other APRS implementation. Sometimes it's just the name that's been changed.
Notification of interested active stations is the need. Audio announcement of all new stations was the former implementation that met that need (but not really because you had to be there to hear the announcement).