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[aprssig] Voice Aert redux

The Bland Ranch root at blandranch.net
Sun Feb 11 18:12:45 UTC 2007


The what if base stations had PL on RX only but not on TX? That way, you could
know about other mobiles but not be annoying the neighbors on a regular basis.

Chuck
NA6BR

Quoting Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>:

> > >... (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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