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[aprssig] Comment String Display Viewer

Richard Montgomery kb4ytm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 13:41:12 UTC 2007


I second that..

Would be useful to setup the btexts to show up properly on the various 
screens out there.

Also someone could come up with an addon for uiview that would show how 
'messages' would look on the front of the d7/d700 much like the 
agwtracker software has built-in.

Richard
KB4YTM



John A. Ficke - WT4M wrote:
> Bob,
> 
> Have added our Tidewater wide area coverage 2m voice repeater:
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=146.970-R
> 
> and our local club meeting:
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=VBARC
> 
> While trying to format the comments for each so they would display correctly
> on the D700/D710/D7/HamHUD (don't own any of these at the moment, and
> probably still need to adjust the comments) it occurred that someone with
> some programming prowess might be able to develop and extremely useful web
> based tool.
> 
> Perhaps something that would let you enter a hypothetical comment line to
> see how it would display on the various radios.  Thus facilitating the
> choice of an adequate "universal" comment string...  I would be happy to
> host it if that was an issue.
> 
> Just a thought from an aircraft technician that likes to play programmer
> from time to time...
> 
> 73,
> John
> WT4M
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Bob Bruninga 
> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 2:42 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Local Repeater Initiative Progress!
> 
> Progress on Voice Repeater Objects!
> 
> This is good news for APRS mobile travlers to see the local recommended
> repeater frequency on the front panel of their radios no matter where they
> travel.
> 
> Just checked the web page and we are up to about 204 voice repeater objects
> from an initial 87 back when we started pushing this initiative in January.
> The goal, is one local voice repeater frequency object for every APRS New-N
> digipeater.  (Probably about 1000).
> 
> See web page:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> 
> The breakdown down is as follows:
> 
> 147 MHz = 61
> 146 MHz = 62
> 145 MHz = 33
> 44X MHz = 48
> 
> Of course, only the KPC3+, UIDIGI-ROM and probably DIGI_NED can do these
> objects, and that is OK.  That's most of the digipeaters in the USA.
> 
> The format is very specific to be compatible with D7, D700 and HAMhud mobile
> display devices.  See the web page.  The new D710 can even tune to these
> objects with the simple press of the TUNE button.
> 
> What we are trying to do is get human QSO's back into the mobile radio
> experience.  When you get this FREQUENCY object added to the digipeater in
> your area, then also monitor it and QSO those visiting APRS mobiles as they
> pass through...
> 
> Also run Voice Alert to pick up any simplex QSO's.  If you have a spare
> unused 2m rig in the shack, you can monitor Voice Alert (144.39 with CTCSS
> 100).  But please do not connect this radio to packet.  We do not want any
> home stations transmitting Voice Alert PL-100 packets 24/7 !!!
> 
> I'm visiting in Fredericksburg VA, and there is a signal TXing VOice-Alert
> PL-100 all day, and I cannot get any response from him.  REMEMBER!  Voice
> Alert is an active CQ and it is inconsiderate to other listeners to be
> banging out "CQ's" and not being there for a response.
> 
> WB4APR, Bob
> 
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