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[aprssig] D700 Tip. Reading Mail

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Wed Aug 1 08:06:44 UTC 2007


Fixed station use OK, but I hope you're not advocating people do all
that while driving?
Sorry, but it had to be said...

With the D7, even as a fixed station, it's display and message handling
is prety poor at the best of times.  I know, I have one, and use it for
messaging from time to time.

Dave G0WBX.
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:06 PM
> To: bruninga at usna.edu; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [aprssig] D700 Tip. Reading Mail
> 
> D700 tip-of-the-week:
> 
> One way to improve human communicaitons on APRS is to use 
> your D700 to read-the-mail.  That is, to join in on any other 
> APRS qso's that may be in progress. 
> 
> Simply set a wild-card (*) in your MSG GROUP on your D7 or 
> D700, and then your radio will receive and display ALL 
> message traffic.  Any traffic between otehrs will show on 
> your display but will indicate it was a "GROUP" message, so 
> that you will know it was not really to-you, but you were 
> just reading the "group" traffic.
> 
> Your message buffer may fill up pretty fast, so be sure to 
> keep it cleared to keep room for more traffic.  I find 
> reading-the-mail is a great way to kill time while sitting in 
> the car waiting for the wife....
> 
> After all, APRS is all about fostering human communications 
> on ham radio in the local area...
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
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