[aprssig] FW: Montreal APRS Activity
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Sep 10 07:54:14 CDT 2008
> The Montreal.. has far more than 15 mobiles a
> day. Many of them are only TinyTrak clones...
> Over the last three years I have seen a good
> number of these 'dumb trackers' getting replaced
> by D7's and D700's.
Maybe, but Don't be fooled. All of the Tiny-Track3's made by
Byonics use the same Mic-E manufacturer's TYPE byte as the D700.
So it is impossible to tell what is a one-way TinyTrack3 tracker
and a 2-way D700 message capable mobile. I have asked Byonics
to change their TYPE byte to a unique byte for Byonics. The
spec for the Mic-E TYPE byte has been updated to include the
Byonics and Yaesu devices. There is a link to it on the APRS1.2
> A good number of these guys were of the old
> 'set em and forget em' mentality, so the
> new paradigm and other initiatives were
> slow coming.
> However, thanks to the nearly constant efforts
> of a half dozen or so guys it has all come around.
Thanks! We need that kind of effort everywhere. APRS must
become 2-way active if it is going to be useful to ham radio and
not be stagnant as a cute fad with the lights on and nobody
> On Sep 9, 2008, at 7:33 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > Ah, another Tracker-City...
> > This report sent to me from Canada...
> >> I am vacationing ...[near montreal].. With my D710...
> >> On my AVMAP-G5 map... I am amazed at the number
> >> of APRS mobiles... in Montreal, an average of 15
> >> on any one day. ; In... Philadelphia I never see
> >> this many mobiles...>
> >> I have been here for 10 days and have tried numerous
> >> APRS stations to engage in a text message conversation
> >> to no avail. I get good ... acks for messages sent....
> >> It is like they setup the APRS station then walk away...
> >> [not even any... Voice Alert setups...
> > Shows how far APRS Tracker mentality has gotten APRS away
> > the tactical real-time communiations between humans.
> > needs to get APRS back on track or it will die of boredom:
> > 1) Put your mobile on Voice Alert (VA) and monitor...
> > 2) Chat with other APRS users when heard direct on VA
> > 3) Include your Voice Freq in your packets
> > 4) Make sure all digis are putting out their Voice Freqs
> > See www.aprs/localinfo.html
> > Lets communicate (2-way)... That is what Ham radio is all
> > and it is the only way to get more people incvolved in
> > That is, have something to help them communiate, anywhere,
> > anytime...
> > See what your own beacon looks like to other mobiles on the
> > oaprs web page. It shows a D7 screen on the left side.
> > See www.oaprs.net
> > Bob, Wb4APR
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> > Montreal2mi
> > .JPG
> > >
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