[aprssig] Re: Dayton, Voice Alert, Ohio and WV.

Alex Carver kf4lvz at yahoo.com
Fri May 30 14:23:45 CDT 2008

> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:51:37 -0400
> From: "Robert Bruninga" 
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Dayton, Voice Alert, Ohio and WV.
> To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'"
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> >> So either everyone turned off voice alert..., 
> >> or we just are not getting the word out about how 
> >> valuable this APRS feature is.
> > 
> > OR .. you *are* getting the word out .. 
> > and people don't care about it.... not everyone 
> > has the same outlook on ham radio as you...
> I know, but I still cannot understand why the majority of
> hams would waste a perfectly good receiver, permanently in
> their
> car, tuned to a national calling channel, with automatic
> proximity detector... by setting the volume to OFF..
> Instead of:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/VoiceAlert3.html

The volume is off for some of us because there's a multitude of transmitters all sending CTCSS tones on 144.39, the squelch is constantly broken and the speaker is squawking away with packet noise.

It's a good idea in theory but it doesn't work well in practice in some areas. 


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