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[aprssig] FREQUENCY on APRS

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sat Jan 12 03:34:12 UTC 2008


James KB7TBT wrote...

> Using UI-View I have placed...
> 147.225MHz T123 NEGARC Commerce GA in the beacon
> comment, I am assuming this is the format that it is looking for,
> is the program handling it the correct way?

The format is supposed to be...

FFF.FFF+x*111111zDDMM.hhN/DDDMM.hhWrAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBCCCCCCCC....

To send it from UI-View, create an object. Just click on the map where
the repeater is located and hit F5 to bring up the object editor. Enter
147.225+x (some unique letter on the end although this really doesn't
make any difference unless you are looking it on the APRS-IS) for the
name of the object and your T123 NEGARC Commerce GA in the object
comment and the repeater callsign. Select the "antenna" symbol,
3rd from the top of the list. If you can fit it in and e.g. R20m if the 
range is 20 miles. Get a D7 or D700 user to take a look at it and see if 
it "displays" OK.

Keep in mind this will go out with the path specified in the station
setup and at the "object interval" specified in SETUP - MISCELLANEOUS.
If you have no path at all specified in the station setup (just the
required APRS), you should be OK. If you have any path entered at all, 
consider whether your station is the most suitable one to send it out. 
If there is a digi at a higher elevation with similar coverage to the 
repeater, perhaps it would be a better candidate for advertising the 
repeater.

However, you should know what digis are around you and what the
topography is like and whether your station is the most suitable one to
do the task.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
--
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"





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