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[aprssig] Beacon Doesn't

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Aug 18 10:43:07 UTC 2006


No, PHG must be the first 7 bytes of the position comment field.
That is the APRS format.  Some programs may accept it elsewhere
in
The packet, but that is just sloppy programming.  de Wb4APR 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of
jronan at tssg.org
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:14 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; jronan at tssg.org; bruninga at usna.edu
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Beacon Doesn't
> 
> 
> On 17 Aug 2006, at 15:25, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 
> >> I use BEACON all the time to transmit objects.
> >>
> >> #! /bin/bash/usr/sbin/beacon -c N0YXV -d APJI23 -s radio "
> >> ;146.94   *`date'+%H%M%S'`z4055.55N/09821.75Wr
> >> 146.94-   Tone123  Link24&18"
> >
> > It would be nice to include in all such RF objects, the PHG 
> string so 
> > that these repeaters show up on APRS maps displaying their
> > relative RF range.   Antenna Elevation is one of the most 
> important  
> > parameters in VHF Ham Radio and is fundamental information 
> to the APRS 
> > user.
> Ok, I was thinking about this recently, I want to do exactly 
> this with the SEARG Voice Repeater Network.  At the moment 
> I've just put an Object into Digi_ned so that when anyone 
> query's it, it will return the object
> 
> ;EI7MLR-0 *131122z5237.06N/00646.71Wr430.960 +7.6
> 
> So what your saying is that I should change this to ;EI7MLR-0 
> *131122z5237.06N/00646.71Wr430.950 +7.6PHG5830
> 
> I must check if the Kenwoods display it correctly, and then 
> configure digi_ned to automatically broadcast these maybe 
> once every hour or so? Would that be sufficient, or should we 
> keep it to 15mins?
> 
> Another dumb question, (and I haven't googled yet), is there 
> a tool in existence that would allow the generation of a 
> string for a 'compressed' object that I could then paste into 
> the digi_ned configuration file?
> 
> Regards
> de John
> EI7IG
> 
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> John Ronan <jronan at tssg.org>, +353-51-302938 
> Telecommunications Software &  Systems Group,
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