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[aprssig] Range in repeater objects (was: TM-D710 Tune and Voice Object)

Jan T. Pharo la2bba at jpharo.net
Tue Sep 4 05:23:51 UTC 2007


Chuck Gooden <cgooden at insightbb.com>, Mon, 03 Sep 2007 21:07:09 -0500:

>Why not leave off the k or the m, and let the locality determine the 
>units.  In the USA in would be miles and in Europe and most of the rest 
>of the world it would be kilometers. Then we could also extend the value 
>to three digits, or leave it at 2 digits and save the bandwidth.

Yes, OK with me; i.e. we all use km as the unit, but when in a very
few countries: USA and a couple of countries with few if any radio
amateurs, we'll know they use the imperial measure system and the
number means miles. In the districts along USA's boundaries to Canada
and Mexico, one will have to watch which station is sending the object
to know whether it's km or miles.
The range of a repeater could well be more than 99 km, so I think Rxxx
might be needed.

-- 
73 de Jan, LA2BBA
Hvaler, Norway




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