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[aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver

Andrew Rich (VK4TEC) vk4tec at tech-software.net
Fri Mar 4 13:54:09 UTC 2005


Actually signal strength has nothing to do with it.

It works off the timing advance in GSM.

As you get further away from a base the TALIM changes 

Get 3 and you can work out where you are 



On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 22:39 -0500, A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:
> You mentioned in a previous e-mail that many newer cell phones are GPS
> enabled.  However, they do not actually have GPS recievers in them.  The
> location of the phone is determined based on signal strength and direction
> from cell towers and triangulation...  There is no direct reception of
> satellite GPS signals by the phone itself.  Just FYI.
> 
> 73!
> 
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Joe Della Barba
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 9:58 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver
> 
> I find it hard to believe that Icom can come up with the whole D-Star system
> 
> but can't put a GPS receiver in an H/T. Does anyone see the point of 2 meter
> 
> digital voice? As far as I can tell most 2 meter repeaters are hardly used 
> anymore as it is.
> 73 de N3HGB
> Joe 
> 
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