Re: [tracker2] Tracker 2 Application Identifiers?
- On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> Does anyone know which application identifier goes with which of theWhat do you consider message capable?
> numerous members of the Tracker2 family? And in particular, which of
> those won't ever do messaging, which might do messaging, and which
> definitely support a screen/keyboard (even if optional)?
I have a bunch of OT2m units in the field that have the ability to
receive messages, and I use that functionality to interact with the
digipeaters to configure them. However, you can send hundreds of
messages to these units, and never get a message in front of a human,
nor get a response.
For that matter, my coworker has a D710 that is running APRS all the
time in his truck, which is obviously message capable, and even has
the ability to display the message in front of a human at the
controls. You can send hundreds of messages to his radio, and you'll
never get a response because he never looks at the screen.
I think the better term is receive capable. Messaging requires
interaction with a human via a user interface, both of which are not
tied directly to the hardware version.