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[aprssig] Voice repeater objects

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Apr 24 00:56:49 UTC 2007


Now that the format for Voice Repeater FREQUENCY objects has
been nailed down, we can see on FINDU that 75 of the 440 or so
objects are in the new FREQUENCY format.  I have added a link to
the bottom of the New-Initiative web page so you can see the
summary.  Of course, these objects are LOCAL and so may not be
making it to an IGate: 
http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html

If your local digi is not putting out this local info for
visitors, please see the above web page and contact your local
DIGI sysop.  It would  be nice to have most of these in place by
the time of the great Dayton Pilgrimage in 3 weeks.  

This final format takes the input from many of you so that this
final format looks good on the D7, D700, HamHud, Uiview, etc.
TO make it unique for FINDU, requires that you chose 1 or two
unique bytes on the end of your frequency to make it globally
unique.  Letters from A-z and numbers can be used yielding 3600
differrnt combos for 10 KHz repeaters and 62 combos for 5 KHz
repeaters.  I have chosen 147.105-D for our Local Davidsonville
repeater.

Use FINDU to see if yours is unique or is ping-ponging with some
other area.  Here is ours:  http://map.findu.com/147.105-D Bob,
WB4APR

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert
Bruninga
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:50 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [aprssig] Voice repeater objects
> 
> Voice Repeater Objects:
> 
> Now, as Alabama has begun adding Voice Repeater Objects to all
> of its 15 UIDIGI ROM digipeaters (thanks tim!), we have a lot
of
> good feedback and have improved the text associated with the
> display formats.  The "lines" refer to how the voice repeater
> object looks when received on a D7 or D700 10x10x8 display
> format.  Here are some examples.
> 
> 1st line: is the FFF.FFF FREQUENCY (in place of callsign)
> 
> 2nd line:  (actually beginning of Object text)
> 
> T123 R45mi - Combines PL and Range on one line. 
> D234 R45mi - Combines DCS code and Range on one line. 
> N45, S15mi - No tone with different ranges N/S or E/W 
> 
> 3rd Line:   (begins w space if previous line uses 10 
> 
> Net 9pm W  - if it has regular nets worthy of note
> Mtg 1st M  - if it has regular meetings 
> 144.875in  - optional for a non stndard input
>  
> 4th Line: (The first 8 bytes will show on the D700, more will
> show on PC clients ...
> 
> Also the DUPE issue on the APRS-IS has been resolved since we
> have these OBJECT NAME Formats:
> 
> FFF.FFF-x - where x is one of 62 characters (A-z or 0-9)
> FFF.FF+xy - where xy is one of over 3600 combinations
> 
> The +/- indicate offset.
> 
> With all these options, surely all of the 146.94 repeaters can
> find a unique combination.  And the way I see it, the first
one
> that gets on the air, the better the choice.  Though it would
be
> nice to negotiate if there are conflicts.  Now that these all
> appear on the APRS-IS, it is easy to see what is already in
use.
> Just http://MAP.FINDU.COM/146.94* to see which ones are on the
> air!
> 
> So all this is on the updated LOCAL-INFO-INITIATIVE web site:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> 
> If you are going to get your locally recommended best
travelers
> voice repeater object on the APRS map, please do it before the
> big Dayton Pilgrimage!
> 
> Thanks,
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
> 
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