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[aprssig] VX8GR

Javier Henderson javier at cisco.com
Tue Jul 27 14:42:56 UTC 2010


On Jul 27, 2010, at 10:19 AM, Phil N6TCT wrote:

> Question for you VX-8GR jockeys: a friend recently purchased one and was
> having some trouble getting it all dialed in. He writes:
> 
> "So I figured out how to have both channels at the same time. You can
> only transmit on one at a time, but can monitor both. Each channel has
> independent volume and APRS broadcasting. Functionally how this works is
> you have channel B on volume 0 and broadcasting APRS, and channel A not
> broadcasting but monitoring on full volume. When you want to talk, flip
> back to channel A (and no APRS during the conversation)."
> 
> Does this match your experience? It seems kind of clunky. I'd expect (or
> at least want) to set channel B up for APRS and have it do its beaconing
> and rx *all the time* but leave the radio on channel A so I could talk
> to people. If it really doesn't transmit APRS when you switch to channel
> A, I can easily imagine forgetting to switch back to B and thus falling
> off the aprs net ...
> 
> Thanks for any insights you can provide!

I have a VX8GR. Regardless of which of A or B is active, B will rx and beacon APRS as configured and A can be used to rx/tx on a local repeater or simplex freq.

By "as configured" I mean automatic (at a set period), smartbeaconing or manual.

73,
-jav w6vms




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