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[aprssig] Front Panel Object Displays

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu Feb 1 15:27:44 UTC 2007


I'm playing with this....

KI4HDU-3>APZWJM,DIRECT:)ARESNet!3546.37N\08359.39W<
146.94-     9:00PM      Blount ECS

Does the D7 not support Items? All I see on my display is "??KI4HDU-3" Xastir
decodes the packet without problems.

What symbols do you recommend for the example given below?
-- 
William McKeehan

On Wed, January 31, 2007 3:05 pm, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Not only do I expect to see the long-haul travelers best
> repeater frequency on my APRS radio display, I also expect to
> see NETS and MEETINGS in progress in case I have a few moments
> and want to drop in.  I also expect to see HAMfests and other
> events.  Here are some examples.
>
> +-------------+ +-------------+ +-------------+
> | NET-NOW     | | CLUB-MTG    | | HAMFEST     |
> |  7PM TU 5th | |  8 PM Thur  | |  Sat 23 Jun |
> |  147.105+   | |  27 Jan 07  | |  FARFEST    |
> +-------------+ +-------------+ +-------------+
>
> Not only do these -temporary- objects show you that something is
> happening right now, but also the radio displays the direction
> and distance to the object as shown below:
>
> +-------------+ +-------------+ +-------------+
> | NET-NOW     | | CLUB-MTG    | | HAMFEST  ^  |
> |   FM19sx    | |   EM27FG    | |   EN23PD |  |
> |   11.3mi ==>| |   1.4mi <== | |   32.6mi |  |
> +-------------+ +-------------+ +-------------+
>
> Such objects should include the date, so that the mobile can
> easily tell if these are old objects that someone
> inappropriately left on the air.  Any APRS client can be used to
> enter these objects, including the D7 and D700!
>
> It is trivial to send these objects from the D7 or D700 radio
> too. The first person with a D7 or D700 that arrives at the
> meeting, can simply bring up his front panel APRS menu, and
> change his MYCALL to either "NET" or "MEETNG" or whatever.  Then
> leave his rig running during the meeting.  Everyone around will
> see it.  At the end of the meeting, he cycles power to his
> radio, and his CALL is restored for normal operations.  The
> object transmission ceases.
>
> APRS is a local resource about what is happening right now!
> Don't forget to use it for something useful...
>
> WB4APR, Bob
>
>
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