[aprssig] Traffic Objects (new subject)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Sep 4 11:17:59 CDT 2008

> I often wish I had an easy way to transmit a 
> traffic report from my D700....
> I'm often stuck in traffic, 3 or 4 times a month...

The easy way (I think you tried it) is to quickly bring up the
APRS menu on your radio and change your call to TRAFIC.  THen
press the BCON button a few times to make sure it is digipeated.
THen press the PM# button to re-load your normal config (and

This TRAFIC Object will show on everyone's maps, alerting them
to the TRAFIC problem, and they can see your LOCATION, Direction
and speed.

Since you are inching along in traffic, you probably have time
for the few keystrokes to do this.  If you don't want to save
the "TRAFIC" callsign in a separate PM, then you must manually
make the change, but then it is easy to reload your original PM
to get back to your own call.


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