[aprssig] APRS Voice Alert
aprssig at ei7ig.org
Wed Sep 7 04:12:56 CDT 2005
On 7 Sep 2005, at 09:59, Dave Baxter wrote:
> As you well know. APRS is a semi automated digital communication
> system. Why mess with it by advocating the use of voice on the same
> frequency as well, even if just for "calling"? If the operator is
> about, they would respond to an APRS message just as well if able.
You are assuming that their set-up is capable of messaging,
OpenTracker/TinyTracker are not.
Before I got the D700E I had no other option.
> calling drivers, they then have the hassle of QSY'ing, and killing the
> APRS function before talking, and doing all that in reverse after the
> chat. When driving a vehicle, that is unacceptable, and there are
> and fewer places to safely pull over and stop for a minute ot two.
After someone 'called' me I suggested a freq, press one button and
I'm on that frequency
> On a separate "net" frequency for special purposes (events or
But this isn't what its aimed at (Or have I got the wrong end of the
> I do see advantages, perhaps in conjunction with Mic-E
> use. But on a national data frequency, I think that is unacceptable,
> and will only add to confusion.
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