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[aprssig] D700 Recomend Settings for Moble

Jim McManis kg6ows at clearwire.net
Tue Jul 17 01:33:10 UTC 2007


1 hop beacon every min. in  our sjv here in CA. will not help our busy 
channel !  Jim KG6OWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 5:48 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] D700 Recomend Settings for Moble


>> >Tx interval: ...
>> I don't have a GPS and enter position manually?
>
> Still 1 minute.  The reason is, you want any passing APRS user
> running voice alert to hear you.  If you only beacon once every
> 10 minutes, you will never even be heard by someone passing
> right by...
>
> But set your path to one hop or none.  I just returned from a
> 1600 mile trip but my GPS cables were ripped out by my son's big
> feet.  The GPS still ran on some AA's I dug out from under the
> seat.  But I only turned it on for a single fix once every hour
> or so.  Otherwise, I just entered that posit once and then
> dead-reckoned my position every 10 miles.
>
> When 10 miles went by (mile markers), I would add(or subtract) 8
> minutes of Latitude if I was going north or south, or add (or
> subtract) about 10 minutes of Longitude if I was going east or
> west.  Anything in between I did proportionally too.  People
> reported I was never more than a few miles fro where I really
> was.  And with position ambigutiy of 1 mile set on the D700, it
> was pretty obvious to anyone that my positions were estimates
> and not precise.
>
> Clicking up the LAT or LONG by 8 or 10 clicks was very easy to
> do...
>
>> If you are entering this information manually
>> you should use manual transmissions ...
>
> TO make Voice Alert work and to meet other folks on the road, I
> recommend automatic at 1 minute rate but only 1 hop in the path.
>
> Bob, WB4aPR
>
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