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[aprssig] RINO suggestion

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Wed Sep 21 03:37:52 UTC 2005


Do you work ?

> We now have a program that takes rino positions and icons and 
> them to aprs positions.  That program can then pass the positions 
> to xastir and probably winaprs (untested). 
> Now, what if a rino user were in trouble.  It would be nice to be 
> to tell my guys in the field (the ones with the rino units) that they
> could do "something" to their rino to cause APRS to see an emergency
> message packet... just like the emergency mic-e packets.
> Would it be that we select a certain icon on the rino unit AND some 
> in the radio callsign?  Or just some text in the radio callsign? 
> Perhaps EMERGENCY for a callsign?  Or TESTING for the test?  I 
> Are there any suggestions?  I'd like to suggest right off the bat 
> we come up with two ways to send an emergency packet... one that is
> real, one that is for testing.
> Wes
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