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[aprssig] APRS Voice Alert

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Sep 7 14:11:37 UTC 2005


>>> dave at emv.co.uk 09/07/05 5:17 AM >>>
>That's my other argument.  Most of APRS 
>operators setups wont support a
>Voice Alert in any case, whatever Bob my hope...

Depends on what "most" means....

It is a fact that 85% of all APRS mobiles
that receive APRS while mobile are using
D7 or D700's.  And since Voice Alert is
primarily only used on these radios,
This just isnt that big a deal.  

If you have a D7 or D700, then simply set 
CTCSS 100 in the USA to squelch your speaker
instead of wasting it by turning it down.
(136 in the rest of the world)

That is all it is.  
Your cries of doom are exagerated...

Bob

> -----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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