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[aprssig] Voice Aert redux

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Feb 12 18:34:47 UTC 2007


Voice Alert:

> 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.

Yes, perfect for home stations.  But I know of no ham radios
that can set TX PL independent of CTCSS for receive.  There may
be some, but I have never owned one...
Bob,Wb4APR

> 
> 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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