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[aprssig] Local Traveler Repeater Freq Objects

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jan 29 18:43:07 UTC 2007


> Ideally, APRS devices would make that request into a 
> quick button push - maybe even tuning a voice radio 
> automatically, putting in the  PL, etc (there's no 
> technical reason that Kenwood couldn't do this in  
> the D800+ or whatever <grin>).

Yes, that is definitely where we are going with this concept.
If we can just get these objects on the air, and everyone doing
it in a consistent manner, then it is trivial for people to
write little pic-processors (or kenwood)to tune the mobile rig
automatically to that recommended frequency at the push of a
button.

But we must get these objects on the air in a consistent format.
See:
http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html

Hence, my initiative to get every local area with a KPC-3+ type
of DIGIPEATER to include this local travelers repeater frequency
in the digipeater's Btext.  Our's is on the air now as 147.105+D
where I chose "D" for the location (Davidsonville).  You can get
a list of any other such objects from FINDU with the
http://map.findu.com/147.105* request (of course there are no
others yet).

The reason I say KPC3+ digipeaters, is because it is trivial to
implement with them.  It is a little more problematic to put it
in other digipeaters due to the difficutly of making the packet
DIRECT only and on its own 10 minute schedule.  Thought it can
be done.  (See the above web page)...

Bob, WB4APR





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