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[aprssig] "Blind" APRS

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Nov 9 21:10:50 UTC 2008


Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> Jan T. Pharo wrote:
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>> I say "sju en femti" when referring to a frequency, and
>> "sjutusenetthundreogfemti" if referring to the number as such. But if
>> I was to hear someone with a language backgroun other than nordic or
>> english to speak a number, I'd prefer to have the digits separately.
>> Probably operators with only little use of english after school would
>> prefer that, as well.
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> Even within the U.S. there seem to be regional differences. 
> In Michigan, in the US midwest where I grew up, everyone would speak the 
> two meter repeater frequency "146.94"  as:
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> "One forty six POINT nine four"
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> When I moved to California (2000 miles/3200 kM to the west) in the early 
> '80s, I noticed immediately that every one there would verbalize this as:
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> "One four six DOT nine four"
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The international aviation industry solved international differences 
quite nicely with "one four six decimal nine four". We adopted their 
phonetic code so why not go a step further?

After all, APRS is international.

Just a thought.

Ray vk2tv



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