[aprssig] APRS Tracker Flyer

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Feb 12 09:39:30 CST 2008

I haven't included this with the OT1+ or Tracker2 because I don't see a 
good way to do it with most radios.  Without dual VFOs you're either 
listening to the voice channel or you're listening to the APRS channel 
to avoid collisions and decode waypoints and messages.

Voice Alert would be fine, only most people don't have radios that 
provide an unsquelched audio output for the tracker that's independent 
of the CTCSS-muted speaker output.


Robert Bruninga wrote:
> I have prepared a one-sheet "Tracker Flyer" that I am asking all
> tracker device manufacturers to include in their packaging.
> You can download it from the main APRS page, it is the first
> link in the list:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html
> The purpose of the flyer is to remind all operators that APRS is
> all about communications between other operators in a network.
> It encourages trackers to be used with Transceivers and the
> frequency of the receiver and speaker to be included in the
> beacon from that tracker.  We want to be able to communicate.
> For trackers with transmitters only, the same encouragement
> applies, to include a voice monitoring or calling frequency for
> the owner/operator of that device.  
> The whole idea is that APRS is all about sharing information
> among all APRS operators in the area concerning all that is
> happening in ham radio around them and to make them participants
> in this network community.  By encouraging everyone to include
> their voice monitoring frequency in their beacons, we will have
> a much better connected and responsive community.
> APRS.  Its more than just vehicle tracking.  It's the ham radio
> information channel.
> Consider downloading the above file and sharing it with
> everyone.
> Bob WB4APR
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