[aprssig] APRS Location to Text
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Apr 23 14:13:39 CDT 2008
> > Does anyone have an easy way to translate
> > an APRS position into something human readable?
> > For example, KI4HDU-7 is in Kodak, TN
> how about
> Position of KI4HDU-7 --- 6.2 miles northeast of
> This text returned by
And that is the format of the VOICE synthesized output from the
APRS-Touchtone that I wrote back in 2001 or so and have been
trying to convince someone to write a Windows version ever
since. APRStt runs at a repeater site or other high location
and takes Touch-Tone callsigns and simple DTMF reports and
responds on a dedicated voice channel with information similar
to the above.
The advantage of APRStt is that *anyone* with an HT with a DTMF
pad or memory can enter data and anyone with a radio can receive
it by tunining into the APRStt voice response channel. Imagine,
everyone at your club's event can play, not just the 5% with
I sure hope someone develops this someday for the PC (mine used
DOS, an external DTMF decoder and an external D/A for voice,
which is too much trouble these days). These days, it can be
done in only software. Uses a sound card for DTMF reception and
sound card for voice response. Can be run at any repeater site
by just addding a PC...
Then EVERY ham can be tracked by just pressing his DTMF memory
channel 1 with his callsign. That immediately places him into
APRS in the vicinity of that repeater site.
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