[aprssig] APRS Voice Alert

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 10:38:15 CDT 2005

On 9/7/05, Dave Baxter <dave at emv.co.uk> wrote:
> If that's the case as a mobile, you'll be out of range in a minute or
> so..  Not a lot of time to have a chat.

True, but sometimes stations are travelling in the same direction on
the same highway. ;-)  I stayed in range of one station that I "met"
via voicealert for a good 30 minutes or so.  Like I said, it's a great
way to be aware of other mobile hams on a long trip.

>I've read the TH-D7A/E manual several times and not seen anything about
>any Voice Alert.

It's not in the manual, but then again, a lot of things that are done
with APRS are not in the manual especially since it has evolved quite
a bit since that manual was written.

> I know from what has been said hear how it -*should*- be used, but in
> all honesty, with the limited band space we suffer, many people WILL
> chat on the APRS frequency as a result, through ignorance it has to be
> said.

Well, then that is their problem and they should be "corrected" for
this bad behavior.  I would hope that most hams are smarter than that

Anyway, nobody is forcing this on you.  Use it if you like, if not,
it's no big deal.  It works for me.

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

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