[aprssig] APRS Voice Alert

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Wed Jun 28 08:34:07 CDT 2006

Hey Bob, I'm just to the East of Knoxville.

We have a new digi that will go up soon (as soon as they guy that ownes the
tower can arrange for someone to climb the tower and mount the antenna) that
will be following the new paradigm to the letter (at least that's the plan).
So one day, you should be able to drive thru the area with the new settings
and get digi'd.

As for the Voice Alert station...I guess that's one of the down sides to
pushing for people to use it, some of them just don't get it. Where were you
when you were hearing the Voice Alert station transmitting?

By the way, I've noticed something similar in Memphis; I hear a station with
Voice Alert, I put out a call on 144.39 with the PL and have never got a

On Tue, June 27, 2006 5:55 pm, Robert Bruninga said:
>>... but in the local Knoxville TN area we have several stations...
> Moe,
> I noticed you are in Knoxville.
> I drove through their this last week and it seems that
> RELAY and WIDE are still needed to get out?
> Also someone appears to be on APRS voice-alert with packets,
> yet never responded to a call.  I hope the area does not have
> some one down there transmitting PL100 packets
> from a home station with no one in the shack.
> Calling Voice-alert CQ that way 24/7 ruins APRS voice alert for everyone...
> If you have  a chance, you or others  might listen with any rig
> set to CTCSS-100 and see if you hear his packets.
> If he is not mobile and not at his station, then he
> should not be transmitting PL100 (APRS voice alert).
>  just some observations
> thanks...
> de Wb4APR, Bob
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William McKeehan
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