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[aprssig] HAMFEST Objects (again)

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 3 02:20:00 UTC 2009




Bill,

  HUH? 
  The D700 *DOES* do the symbols!  I have done it.  It's been a while. You have to selct special and the correct / or \ and the character.


 It does have a problem, however with a two digit date.  The D700 won't allow an SSID above 15, I think.  The work around is to put the first digit in the call:

  For a fest on the 15th   Call sign is :  HFEST1-5

-- 73, Steve, K9DCI
  http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/



--- On Tue, 6/2/09, Bill V WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Bill V WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] HAMFEST Objects (again)
> To: bruninga at usna.edu, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 4:35 PM
> > I just checked, an nowhere in
> the world for the next 2 weeks are
> > there any Hamfests.
> >
> > See http://map.findu.com/HFEST*
> 
> Biggest geekfest of the year for the PNW is this weekend..
> http://www.seapac.org.   It's tagged by
> an object but not the HFEST
> scheme:  http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?SEAPAC
> 
> I brought it up on the nwaprs.info list... 
>    This is the result (so far)..
> 
> ----
> 
> >> Well, let's see. In the spirit of all anarchist
> organizations; YOU asked
> >> about it, therefore YOU are in charge of taking
> care of it! Over to you,
> 
> NWP> How can I resist an opportunity to do a
> W7..   Hmmm.   Time for a
> NWP> tweak to one of the PM's on the D700..
> 
> NWP - follow up.
> 
> That was an interesting, if brief,
> experiment.   Bottom line is that a
> D700 won't work for a hamfest object.   Show
> stopper was the inability
> to do the required /h hamfest
> object.   Secondary issue was the
> awkardness of converting the lat/long from the aprs.fi
> min'sec' value
> in place of the gps data and setting a status message.
> 
> Bottom line - D700 is good for tagging the current location
> with a
> marker but it's not a viable platform to create a fixed
> object at
> distant location.
> 
> I'll have to relegate this opportunity to somebody else as
> I don't
> have a station on 144.39 these days.
> 
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP
> 
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