[aprssig] D710 Scanning stops on TX
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Oct 16 16:48:00 CDT 2007
>>> I don't care to have my [D710] packet show
>>> what frequency the radio is using because
>>> I'm "using" lots of them. ...
>> If you are jumping around in frequency, then
>> that is usually exactly what the frequency-
>> in-packet is designed for... So others can
>> find you.
> But I'm not jumping in frequency, I'm scanning...
> I get found when someone calls me on a repeater
> not when someone looks at my packet.
But how do they know which repeater to call you on?
That's why the D710 can put ur voice freq in ur packet.
> But to have the radio suddenly stop scanning each
> time it transmits APRS ... Is NOT useful...
That's a bug that should get fixed in the next firmware.
> Besides, you've harped on Voice Alert all this time,
> if people wanted to get to me, they could use that.
The difference in communications area between a voice repeater
and simplex Voice Alert is from 10 to 100 times greater. So it
makes a big difference in your voice reachability...
> it would appear that the radio halts the scan for
> the express purpose of acquiring the frequency to
> put in that beacon.
That is not the cause. The cause is simply a bug in the
scanning program. It stops scanning because the radio
transmits. It will do this whether you have the auto-frequency
update enabled or not. But I agree, It should not stop scanning
side B if side A transmits.
Hopefully they can fix this in the next release.
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