[aprssig] I-80 Ohio/IN and D710 objects
kc5los at yahoo.com
Wed May 28 09:52:54 CDT 2008
Chris, you are correct as it aids the mobile community that has a
display. but its not limited to the D710/700/7a users. I know a few that
run laptops connected to a TNC that run UI-View/WinAPRS and some that
run Xastir on a mobile/laptop computer. Also, with the Tracker2 units it
has the ability to relay back to a Garmin/Nuvi. Then you have the AvMap
One thing that we brought up a few weeks ago locally during a Hurex
Drill was the fact that I came in, brought a small laptop with a TNC and
within 10 mins of the drill I had locations of the my local repeaters
and points of intrest of the area. I also had statuses of the IRLPs in
the area and where they were connected. I also had the "local" winlink
info as well. Granted I had this as a mobile user as well while
traveling to the Drill but the info was there.
Just the extra stuff not published in your repeater directory.... AND I
also carry a directory as well. Just in case! Even though its 10 years old.
Most are setting up objects of the local repeaters that are the most
active. Atleast from areas that I have seen. I have also come across
repeaters out in the middle of nowhere that unless I mapped my route I
would have never known they were there because of the Beacon on APRS.
Just a few thoughts.....
Greenhalgh, Christopher K. wrote:
> I got it...so this aids APRS (display) radios only. I'm curious...with
> all this talk about keeping transmissions short, I wonder how the scale
> of benefit-to-bandwidth would read...at least in my area.
> I'm in Columbus, Ohio, and know just about all the local users, and not
> one has an APRS radio, however, I do see mobile stations "passing
> through" on I-70, but cant confirm what radio they are using.
> When I'm on the road, I always carried a pocket repeater directory...it
> has served me fine over the years. :)
> Just some thoughts...
> ...73, Chris.
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