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[aprssig] Local Repeater Displays on Mobiles

Ron ve1aic at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 25 00:25:27 UTC 2007

Thanks for more input Pete. I like the callsign-R but
I was considering some other angles too. Not only how
it displays on my D7, but also how it appears on my
GPS (Fortrex201).
With callsign-R the '-R' is truncated on the GPS which
is not so bad but the use of the rptr freq really
shows up better than just another callsign on the
little screen.
In order to get the freq to fit I had to drop the
decimal point and then  add the '-R' to make it work
So here's what I'm using for now:

 ;146670-R *111111z4612.74N/06320.46WrVE1CRA R60km


 ;146715-R *111111z4620.59N/06325.50WrVE1UHF Rng60km

In the first one I wanted to include IRLP info so I
shortened both the Range and IRLP to the minimum and
it looks good on my D7 now.
I don't think you meant that the RNGxxxx was actually
decoded as much as it was easy to compare that range
'number' to the next screen which shows the actual
direction and distance to the object.
In my case I added the 'km' to the number to indicate

On D7 it shows as:
km IR2030
/r 9.7km <-

On my Fortex201 it shows up as Waypoint '146670'.

73, Ron

> Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 20:49:05 -0600
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> Personally, I prefer the display in the D7 and D700
with the repeater
> callsign and a SSID of R which is easy to spot and
recognize as a
> repeater as it goes by or as you look in the heard
list (using standard
> object format with callsign-R as the object name). 
This also removes
> any guesswork with propagation wiping out local
repeaters.  I also
> prefer using RNGxxxx instead of PHGxxxx because it
is obvious in the D7
> and D700 if I am in range of the repeater.  The
format I have used 
> which
> makes the repeater callsign, range, frequency, and
tone all visible on 
> a
> D7 (so of course, on a D700) is:
> ;RPTRCL-R *111111z4612.74N/06320.46WrRNG0020 146.74-
110.9 Club 
> Initials
> This causes RPTRCL-R (replace RPTRCL with the
repeater callsign) to be
> displayed when received and to be listed in the
posit list.  When you 
> go
> to the actual listing, you see on a D7:
> RNG0020 14
> 6.74- 110.
> Symbol and distance.
> I know it is an object, not an APRS station,
broadcast by MYCALL.  I
> know it has a range of 20 miles and it is on 146.74,
minus shift, 110.9
> tone (there is only 110 tone as is the case with all
other tones).  I
> see the repeater symbol and I know if I am within
the 20 mile range
> because of the distance shown.
> If you want to persist in broadcasting frequencies
as the ID using the
> third-party packet format, then add ,TCPIP* to the
third-party path 
> (not
> the RF path) so it won't get back into APRS-IS. 
Personally, I would
> like to look at a map of say Annapolis on the web
and see what 
> repeaters
> are identified in the area as "APRS-user-friendly"
but your method
> precludes that from happening.  My method does not.
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl.net

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