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[aprssig] Dayton Pilgrimage Mobile Settings

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Apr 19 21:51:59 UTC 2007


> The one thing interesting to this is you don't even 
> need an APRS setup to use this "service".  Listen to 
> 144.39 PL 100 decode only and when you hear packet 
> using PL, switch to 52 and call CQ..

Exactly!  But I would add two steps:
1) First call on 144.39 because you *know* he is there
2) He could easily have his monitor on some repeater 
3) You *MUST* say "...calling Voice Alert" on 144.39
4) Say "Switch to 52"...

Number 3 is extemely important.  Other wise the called party
just hears a voice calling and unless the words "voice alert"
are included in the call, he thinks it came from his normal
voice side of the radio.  He may be on 146.94.  He responds on
94, and you don't  hear him, and he does not hear your call on
52.

So you must call on 144.39 (where he is listening)
You must announce "voice Alert" so he knows where you came in
You must then agree to a QSY.

Thanks
Bob, WB4APR





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