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[aprssig] Voice Aert redux

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Feb 11 14:44:52 UTC 2007


> >... (has *anyone* ever made a random voice alert contact?  
> > It seems... easier to work... DX than... another APRSuser.
> 
> I have made two or three -- in the past -- oh -- say -- 6 
> or 8 years!  Lee Dahlen was one, Bob Bruninga was another.  
> And in the middle of nowhere, too!

That's the joy of APRS Voice Alert.  If someone is there and
within 2 or 3 miles of you, you cannot miss the opportunity for
a live simplex QSO.

CAVEAT:  As long as some fool in the area is not running it 24/7
from a  basestation which causes everyone in that area to turn
their volume down so that they don't have to hear his 24/7
false-alarms...  In that case, its back to normal mobile ham
radio... Ships passing in the night with no comms...

We have such a signal in Washington DC...  Voice Alert packets
are on, but no one home (listening)...  I turn down my volume
and then forget for days to bring it back up.  

Like we say, it only takes a few un-informed individuals running
it from base stations or 24/7 parked cars to wipe out Voice
Alert in an area.

Bob, Wb4APR





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