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[aprssig] APRS Voice Alert

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Wed Sep 7 09:17:51 UTC 2005


That's my other argument.  Most of APRS operators setups wont support a
Voice Alert in any case, whatever Bob my hope...

	Dave.
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of John Ronan
> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:13 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Voice Alert
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> >   For
> > 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 
> > fewer 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 
> > emergency
> > coordination)
> >
> But this isn't what its aimed at (Or have I got the wrong end 
> of the stick again).
> 
> > 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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