[aprssig] I-80 Ohio/IN and D710 objects

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue May 27 14:48:10 CDT 2008

Greenhalgh, Christopher K. wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:00 AM
>> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
>> Subject: [aprssig] I-80 Ohio/IN and D710 objects
>> 5) Remember, EVERY digi should have a recommended FREQ object
>> for its footprint.
> So how should this information be formatted?
> Right now, my digi is using your "smart" BLT recommendations, and (one
> of) the lines looks like this;
> N8WCT-4>APN383,WIDE2-2,!3959.91NN08301.32W#PHG9580 W2, OH3/UI-Digi &
> I-Gate, Columbus, Ohio
> Thanks, Chris.
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This is just the digi announcing it's own presence.

What the discussion is about is having one of the beacon strings 
announce the location of an open voice repeater repeater with coverage 
approximately the same as the digipeater's.    Ideally this should be 
beaconed on a direct path, or at maximum only one digi hop, and should  
contain the repeater's location (coordinates so it will show on a map), 
frequency and tone code (if any). 

The idea to make travelers aware of the recommended voice repeater as 
they pass through the coverage area of your digi,  when they are close 
enough to actually hit it; not a hundred miles away.


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