[aprssig] Text Messaging Radios now

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Mon Feb 9 06:46:45 CST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> Subject: [aprssig] Text Messaging Radios now
> I just realized that we can be using these dozens of 
> thousands of text messaging radios now even without waiting 
> for someone to write APRStt (DTMF).  These are the FT51 
> family and the TH78 radios that I mention on the 
> www.aprs.org/aprs-messaging.html web page about 35% down.  
> The full page on these radios is www.aprs.org/FT51-TH78.html
> Almost every ham radio that exists can send text messages to 
> these radios for display from their DTMF memories!  This 
> means you can use them at events, and situations right now to 
> facilitate communications. 

What, even radio's that don't have DTMF, APRS, or any other digital
stuff!  Cool...

Take care, there is an *Awful lot* of stuff about that pre-dates the
digital evolution, and still in regular Ham use, not everyone goes out
and buys the latest shiny RF toy, if nothing else, not everyone has that
sort of disposable income on tap, however much we may want them.

Even if you have such a DTMF/messaging radio, is the messaging format
for all the different makes of radio, compatible with each other?


Dave G0WBX.

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