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[aprssig] Dayton Travel Day

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Mon Apr 19 13:07:15 UTC 2010


Went to Myrtle Beach this past weekend.  Once we were there, I heard a
mobile on voice alert and finally got a decode out of him.  It was W1GRE
from down near Charleston.  Was able to eyeball at Dunkin Doughnuts (where
else???).  He dinged me with a beacon after he was parked and the GPS gave
me the turn by turn to get there.  He had come up to meet with some other
hams so we all went to lunch together.  While at the table, I showed them
openaprs on my iphone and lo-and-behold the status of my car showed the
voice frequency we'd been talking on... the TM-D710 rig was transmitting my
frequency in the status.

I know too often APRS is used for tracking when there are other uses, but
this was really slick... much more than watching blips on the screen
moving.  We were able to figure out we both were in the area, establish a
talk in frequency, facilitate a meeting at a random place AND the GPS with
text to speech told me how to get there.  This is truely a case where all
the pieces came together.

Enjoyed seeing Lloyd K4OL, Jimmy WW6JC, Greg W1GRE and three other gentlemen
who's calls I've forgotten.

And one more thing.... echolink on the iphone is SLICK.
Wes

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 08:25, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> Dayton Travel day approaches!
>
> Every local area within a day's drive of Dayton should make sure
> their APRS local digi is putting out their local freq object for
> travelers.  Please see www.aprs.org/localinfo.html If you don't
> check your own local area, who will?
>
> Simply turn your APRS mobile radio on, wait 10 minutes, and the
> local recommended VOICE frequency should show up.  If it
> doesn't, then organize your locals to get it on there.
> There is nothing more fun than driving to dayton and TALKING to
> other APRS ops along the way...
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > I would like to xmit via RF our local UHF repeater as an
> object.
> >
> > How do I go about transmitting the object from my APRS
> > Station via RF.  I want local stations traveling through to
> > see that object on their radio so that they are aware of our
> > repeater and its coverage and tone requirement.
> >
> > I am versed in sending messages on APRS and see other people
> > transmitting objects over RF but I am not sure what method is
> > used to send the object.  I know how to send a message but
> > have no idea what I use to send the object out.   I have APRS
> > at home and mobile and both are RF with the one at home
> > having internet access.
> >
> > I am not interested in creating an object on my computer and
> > having it show up on other pc running UIVIEW.  I am
> > interested in making sure mobiles receive this via RF on
> > their APRS device in the vehicle. If a by product of this is
> > that it will also get gated to the internet that is fine.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sam Cederas
> > K4OC
> > Cary,N.C.
>
>
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Wes
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