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[aprssig] Local Repeater Displays on Mobiles

Ron Tonneson ron.tonneson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 21:50:07 UTC 2007


Bob,

If you would take a look at W0GQ-R.  Did I do it correct?

Thanks,

Ron


Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Well, I found more of the local Voice Repeater frequency objects
> today.
> 
> 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
> improperly?
> 
> Thanks, 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert
> Bruninga
>> 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
> stations
>> 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
> much
>> 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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