[aprssig] Voice Aert redux
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Feb 11 08:44:52 CST 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.
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