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[aprssig] D700 as a digi

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Thu Oct 20 11:24:22 UTC 2005

SCSG is South Carolina State Guard (www.scsg.org) .  We have just
purchased 2 d700's (waiting for the PO to go thru and they to arrive), 6
laptops, 1 panasonic toughbook, a comms trailer, etc.  Also, we've got
about a dozen garmin RINO radios (with 20 or more to come) that can be
tracked via APRS thanks to xastir.  We did a practice for a drill coming
up on Oct 27th where we setup a station at an airport and had two guys
wander all over the property with rino units and were able to track them
over a photo of the airport.  From up on the airport beacon tower at
70', I was able to track one of them 5.6 miles - voice would have gone
further, but S/N ratio was too much for rino data.  Not exactly cutting
edge for us here in this SIG, but SCSG bosses love it. Big "wow" factor.


Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>Wasn't there a quirk, in the UIFLOOD in the d700?
> Yes, do not use UIFLOOD with NOID.
> But then under the New-N Paradigm, UIFLOOD
> is always supposed to be set with ID instead 
> of NOID.  So the quirk is avoided.
>>Other than that, it's a fine digipeater for emergency 
>>services....  Mine is setup right now for SCSGn-n for
>>just those times when i need a little extra "boost" 
>>outbound from a laptop in a building [via my car].
> Curious, why not just digi via your car's call?
> And, what is SCSGn-N?  South Carolina..what?
> My recommendation for a permanent AD-HOC path 
> in their D700's is to support TEMPn-N.  Thus it can
> be left on all the time, and not only used by yourself
> but is a consistent system for others to use too...
> de Wb4APR, bob

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