[aprssig] APRS help
whiskey7doa at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 12:15:49 CDT 2005
All this discussion about AJ3U-5 is very interesting. But I am looking
for some very basic help. I have a Kenwood TMD700A and I have put my
basic settings in it like my callsign, the baud rate etc.... The path is
set to RELAY, WIDE. I am in the middle of a GPS build project so I don't
actually have a GPS running yet so I have put a fixed position in there.
I have put in some position comments etc...
The radio appears to be beconing every so often. I am also getting some
occasional messages back here locally and when I go to another nearby
town I am getting a lot of messages, some from a long ways away.
Here's the problem. I don't know if I am actually getting out with my
rig. I don't have another APRS equiped radio to see if I am getting
messages from it. And when I go to other towns and am getting a lot of
messages I would think that I would begin to see my station show up at
findu. I have checked findu and openaprs and I am not showing up either
place. I think that the problem is that I don't have the correct stuff
in the path.
I also have a question about callsigns as the appear on APRS. I have
seen regular callsigns, and I have seen callsigns followed by a dash and
a number such as AJ3U-5. What is the following number for and should I
have it on my callsign as well?
I have a ton of other questions but I guess only a couple at a time are
best. Hopefully I will get a lot of good use out of this group because
APRS is not widely known or used here locally.
Thanks for any and all help that is forthcoming.
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