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[aprssig] Failed APRS?

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Mon Jan 19 23:07:11 UTC 2009


Stephen said:

> 2)  The all-in-one box can't be easily switched to
> another TX channel.

I would like to point out that the RTrak was designed around multiple channel capability.  There is a rotary switch on-board that allows a user to choose any eight pre-determined frequencies loaded BY THE USER.  Load channel one for 144.390 and load channel two for 144.990.

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics
www.rpc-electronics.com


--- On Mon, 1/19/09, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Failed APRS?
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Monday, January 19, 2009, 6:01 PM
> Bob Bruninga wrote:
> >>> He did.  He made it very clear that 
> >>> he was running a 10 WATT MicroTrak.
> >>>       
> >> Then it seems the obvious solution is 
> >> a KW amplifier for his MicroTrak!
> >>     
> >
> >
> > Any visitor that enters the area, cal also gain
> priority by switching to +600 when he sees he LOCAL DIGI
> beacon that says "W2+, SSn-N" instead of the usual
> info "W2, SSn-N".
> >
> > Bob, Wb4APR
> >
> >
> >   
> 
> No they don't because:
> 
> 1)  The majority of these clueless appliance operators are
> running 
> TX-only devices so they don't see the digi beacon. 
> 
> 2)  The all-in-one box can't be easily switched to
> another TX channel.
> 
> 3)  The clueless appliance operator bought the all-in-one
> preprogrammed 
> at the factory because they have too much trouble trying to
> get 
> USB<-->serial dongles and gender changers going to
> program the device 
> themselves...
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
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