[aprssig] Local Repeater Displays on Mobiles

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jan 22 15:36:18 CST 2007

Well, I found more of the local Voice Repeater frequency objects

Apparently there are 77 of them showing up with the Mic-E
repeater symbol.  Unfortunately, the intent of that symbol was
to indicate Mic-E repeaters only, that is, repeaters that listen
for PTT type Mic-E packets on the input of the voice repeater.
There are very few of those I think.  So too many of these
symbols appear to be improperly used.

The proper symbol to use for a local voice repeater object is
the "/r" symbol.

Are there writings or postings somewhere that are giving users
the wrong idea of what symbol to use in this application?
Especially since there are over 800 stations using these symbols


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 5:30 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Local Repeater Displays on Mobiles
> The FINDU lookup (link below) shows all APRS objects or
> using the QSO repeater symbol and less than 10% of them show
> their frequency as their object name so that they show up well
> on the mobile radios.
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/symbol.cgi?icon=/r&limit=2000
> The rest of them simply show a callsign.  This makes them
> indistinguishible from just another APRS packet station when
> seen on the mobile radio's front panel station list.  This is
> not very useful information when the frequency would be so
> more useful.
> For info on this Local Info Initiative, check out:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> Bob, WB4APR
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