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[aprssig] WB4APR Website Broken ????

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jun 8 18:56:56 UTC 2008

I'm trying to setup the beacon for my home station to use the local 
repeater format to announce my Echolink node (co-located with the APRS 
station),  presumably to allow D710s to autotune to the announced 
frequency.       I am trying to make sense of this recent post on this list:

      "But now we are trying to use that Btext in a more
      machine-readable format to produce this voice repeater as an
      object.  Then it can be "tuned" and separately located as a
      separate object instead of just added status text onto the digi.

      So instead of this beacon text (in status format):
      ">147.045 NO PL Uniontown ARC W3PIE "

      Use this OBJECT format instead:
      ";147.045PA*111111zDDMM.~~N/DDDMM.~~Wr NoPL Rxxm Uniontown ARC W3PIE "

1)   What do the letters "PA" after the frequency mean?

2)   If this is a fixed message in the comment field of a beacon, how 
does the timestamp "111111z" get updated?

I am trying to find the original document about this on the WB4APR 

1)     I googled for "APRS voice repeater object"  and came up with  


       (The .mil rather than the .edu domain)

2)     I am getting a non-response and a time-out error on the link, 
with either the
        eng.usna.navy.mil    -or-   the     www.ew.usna.edu     domains.   

Is the website broken or down???


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