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[aprssig] Advertising HF frequency over vhf APRS

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Dec 27 21:51:23 UTC 2010


See http://aprs.org/info/freqspec.txt and look for "APRS FREQUENCY 
FORMATS" about 40% down the page.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Max Harper wrote:
> I had an idea that might be useful to others. Over the last couple of 
> months I have installed an Icom 7000 in my car along with a Tarheel 
> screwdriver antenna. Since that combination covers lots of bands, I 
> though it would be nice if someone wanted to contact me, there were a 
> way to advertise what frequency I was on at the time. What I have come 
> up with is a combination of a TT4 along with a pic chip that 
> communicates with the radio, reading the date, time and frequency and 
> sends it to the TT4 as a status message via APRS using a separate 
> radio.  I haven't decided on the proper format for this yet, but for 
> now looks like this;
>  
> Monitoring 3.965 Mhz 272110z
>  
> The first part is self explanatory with the 272110z being the day of 
> the month and the time in UTC just like position reports and some 
> weather reports. I also thought it would be nice if when the radio is 
> off, it would send a status something like "Radio is OFF" but I 
> haven't added this yet. Any thoughts on this idea?
>  
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=KG4PID-9
>  
> Max
> KG4PID
>
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