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[aprssig] APRS outside of ham radio ? (was it Lives)

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sat Feb 11 20:24:00 UTC 2006


Scott,

There is a re-newed interest in APRS down here.

I needed to put together a demo box.

People seem to want to "hear" and "see" it working.

That particular enclosure takes a 9Volt battery in the back.

I am doing some time tests now.

The battery is actually a 8.4 V rechargeable at 200 mA

The LED off is 12 mA and the LED on is 26 mA.

The local rural fire brigade wants a hand tracking their trucks.

I am wondering what / if are about using the APRS format on other bands
besides hams ?

What is the miniumum callisign length etc ?

VK4TEC-10
FIRE01-9
.
.
FIRE99-9

That should give us 99 trucks

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Andrew Rich
Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
web: http://www.tech-software.net
Brisbane AUSTRALIA



-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of scott at opentrac.org
Sent: Sunday, 12 February 2006 6:14 AM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] It lives !


Looks good, Andrew.  How long ago did you order that one?  I was thinking it
was fairly recent, but all of the current batch of boards are black.
There's not really any electrical difference, I just thought they looked
cool that way.  =]  There may have been some green boards still waiting to
be shipped, I'm not sure.

I wanted to get a batch done in red, but if I don't want to pay extra I've
got to go with whatever the board house happens to have ready to go.

You might start seeing OpenTracker boards with a gold finish, but that's
more for RoHS (lead-free) compliance in Europe than for looks.

Scott
N1VG

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