[aprssig] Rig Operating Frequency Object
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 30 12:39:45 CDT 2008
>> Another idea is to inspire some pic programmer to
>> make a dongle for HF rigs that would use their
>> serial interface to query their operating frequency,
>> and then automatically turn around and transmit
>> that out in an APRS beacon using the HF station symbol.
>> This way we can see where (in both the spatial and
>> RF domains) they are operating in real time.
> Shouldn't be too hard to make a software widget to
> talk to some of the basic rig control applications
> (like Ham Radio Deluxe) to get the current freq and
> post it.
I was thinking along the lines of a MicroTrack or OpenTracker
gizmo. Stand-alone. With the Microtrack including its own
little RF transmitter, this would be a black-box attachment to
an HF radio. The device would announce on APRS where the guy
The timing would be similar to a tracker. I wonder about the TX
algorithm... Maybe somehting like this:
Station object with Freq goes out:
1) Once every 10 minutes via 1 hop if Activity in last 10
2) Immediately if he TX's on HF and it has been > 3 min since
3) After 1 minute sitting on one RX freq and has been > 3 min
Something like that.
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