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[aprssig] Re: aprs wish list

Steve Bragg steve at hamhud.net
Tue Aug 15 17:22:01 UTC 2006

Quoting Bob Burns K4RXR <k4rxr_ at rlburns.net>

> Subject: [aprssig] APRS wish list
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Here's what I want to do:
> 1. Send ARPS data with my vehicle's position using SmartBeaconing as
> described by Arnerich and Bragg. Beaconing my position should be a
> "hands off" operation from my point of view.

HamHUD is the original SmartBeaconing device.  There's a new firmware  
version of HamHUD that allows it to be used with a TM-D700.  There are  
also other SmartBeaconing devices, like Byonics' TinyTrak and N1VG's  
OpenTracker.  Someone mentioned UI-VIEW32 - I think it has  
SmartBeaconing, but I know APRS+SA does.

> 2. Receive APRS data and display the locations and tracks of those
> stations on a fairly accurate map, possibly on a PC.

You can hook a PC to the serial port in parallel with a HamHUD.


> 4. Have a "head's up" display of my position. If not "head's up", a
> display that I can mount on the dashboard or console will suffice.

HamHUD takes care of that.  Line 1 of the display always shows speed  
and heading (selectable units), and Line 2 can be configured to show  
lat/lon, or distance/bearing from any heard station, or a selectable  

> 6. Whatever radio that I use for APRS will be dedicated to APRS and
> not have to do dual duty as a voice radio. I would like to implement
> Voice Alert using CTCSS 100 Hz as described in the APRS documentation.

You mean Bob recommends transmitting voice on 144.39?  I'll have to go  
back and read that one...


Steve Bragg KA9MVA
(The HamHUD guy)
HamHUD - Heads-Up Mobile Digital Ham Radio
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