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[aprssig] APRS Voice Alert

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Sep 7 17:15:35 UTC 2005


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

Actually, what started Voice Alert was the frustrtion 
of driving down the road, out in the middle of nowhere
and seeing a passing APRS tracker and having no means
whatsoever to contact him.

Same goes for  looking at a mobile  on a map in 
the middle of the EOC, right where you might
need a mobile and having no way to know how
to contact him. 

I have nothing against trackers.  They are very
valuable in controlled events where you have a
COMM plan and know how to contact them or
what their frequency is.  But the other 99.9%
of the time, they may as well be moving fence
posts. <grin>.  As far as 2-way comms is concerned
that is...

Bob






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