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[aprssig] Range in repeater objects

Derek Koonce derek at dkoonce.com
Tue Sep 4 13:01:35 UTC 2007


I may be one of the strange people in the US, but I use metric the 
majority of the time. Though I have not checked to see what my settings 
are regarding this.

Derek Koonce
KE6JTP



Jan T. Pharo wrote:
> 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.
>
>   




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