[aprssig] APRS Local Repeater Initiative
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 18 11:46:03 CDT 2007
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Local Repeater Initiative
> First line (10 bytes):
> T123 R45m -(Combines PL tone and Range)
> (miles or Kilo) on the 1st line
> Should PL tones less than 100 be padded?
Yes, always to 3 digits. T067 for example. Tenths are not
needed, because they are standardized.
> Also, should M be capitalized for miles?
> I see meters when I see lower case m...
True, but we think that the lower case "m" gives a better visual
separation between the 2 digit range and the units.
We were looking for the most pleasing format that would nicely
fit on the 10x10 and 10x10x8 byte displays of the D7 and D700.
> On 7/17/07, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Traveling from Maryland, Through Virginia, to Alabama
> it was beautiful when I crossed the Alabama line.
> went, I was able to look on the front panel of the D700
> in the station list, the frequency of the locally
> voice repeater. It made it easy to tell which of the
> repeaters were best for a QSO.
> But, I saw not one single repeater object for 300+ miles
> Virginia along I-81, and only saw two in Tennessee over
> 300+ miles on I-40. Conversly, I did see the 444.xxx
> repeater (incorrectly transmitted as a Uiview object)
> of Virginia, though it could only be used within 20
miles of its
> location over 200 miles away...
> Please if you are going to put a repeater object on the
> it the right way. The wrong way is just QRM. The right
> a new facet of APRS that will blossom over the next
> Imagine a radio that can tune to such an object with the
> of a button. See the right way on:
> This is NOT just adding a freq to the DIGI's beacon. It
> using the digi's Btext to generate a LOCAL OBJECT for
> repeater that shows its frequency (instead of callsign)
> location on the front panel display of the D700, D7 and
> > Bob Bruninga wrote:
> >> There are 44 repeaters in 146 MHZ showing on APRS
> >> There are 50 repeaters in 147 MHz showing on APRS
> >> There are 36 repeaters in 145 MHz showing on APRS
> >> There are 20 repeaters in the 444/449 range showing
> >> There are over 1100 APRS digipeaters. So there are
> >> still hundreds of APRS digis that need updating to
> >> add their local Voice Repeater BText. You can see
> >> progress on FINDU:
> >> http://map.findu.com/146*
> >> for example will show you all the repeaters in the
> >> range. As you prepare to add your local repeater to
> >> local DIGI's BText, you should check the frequency
> >> with FINDU and make sure that your chosen X character
> >> has not already been taken.
> >> http://map.findu.com/146.94*
> >> Then choose a -XY or +XY to make your object unique.
> >> Or for 5 KHz repeaters. chose the single +X or -X.
> >> Of the 10,000 repeaters in the ARRL repeater
> >> the only ones we want to see on APRS are the ones
> >> are recommended for travelers and visitors and where
> >> you have a reasonable chance of finding someone.
> >> Lets get going on this... It's travel time!
> >> Bob, Wb4APR
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