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[aprssig] Hamfest and Local info

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Thu Jun 17 12:43:01 UTC 2010


What would be nice for the trackers with displays would be to sort of weed
out mobiles.  Yes, I do want to know that a got a packet from kc4pl saying
he's moving for example.  But it doesn't need to popup full screen on my
d710.  What would be nice would be for the hamhuds and d710s (and others) to
beep when some new (ie not in the station list) object was recieved - and
popup full screen.

Let me give an example... as I travel into a new town within 10 minutes the
local digi should publish an object for the local voice repeater.  It would
be nice if this beeped and popped up full screen.  But joe schmoe mobiling
around in his car would not beep nor pop up.  Now 10 minutes later when the
local digi again publishes the local info the display should not beep... it
would get very annoying.

Another idea.... many years ago around 1994 when I first got an analog
cellphone, when I drove through Columbia SC my phone rang.  I answered and
it was bellsouth playing a prerecorded message welcoming me to the columbia
market.  Cheesy, sure.  But what if the digis were smart enough to see a
mobile entering a boundary for the first time (in a week or a month) and
send a message to that station letting them know about local events.

As for letting us know about club events or meetings, Scott's open tracker's
scripting can do this although I wish it could be indexed to a given day...
but it seems most of the work is done.  Yes, the digi's should publish the
local 2m net within the beacon, but it sure would be nice in addition to
have the net as an object every 10 minutes a few hours before the net... esp
if it caused the radio to beep as above.

Wes

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 08:05, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > For a regularly occurring event,
> > such as a club meeting, would you
> > need to put up and take down the
> > object each month?
>
> Regularly occuring NETS and club meeting dates should already be included
> in every local area if the local digi is setup according to the New-N
> paradigm and www.aprs.org/localinfo.html.
>
> EVERY digi is supposed to be putting out the "locally recommended APRS or
> Traveler voice frequency object already.  The format for that object
> includes both weekly NET times and MONTHLY Meeting times.  So anyone passing
> through the area will never be more than 10 minutes from an update on this
> info (When he is in range of THAT digi).
>
> This has been the proper settings of all digis since 2004.
>
> EVERYONE needs to check their local MAP and if their digi is not putting
> out this object and its attendant info, then -they- need to take action to
> see that it gets done.  These objects MUST be in the DIGI TNC or otherwise
> originated at the DIGI site in order to have no impact on the channel load.
>
> Three can be up to 3 such objects PER digi.
>
> Please see www.aprs.org/localinfo.html
>
> Bob, Wb4APR
>
>
> Or, would it be ok to create an
> >   object at the meeting site and have a status text
> >   with the time/date formula (2nd Friday of the month)
> >   and location (library at 350 Nevada St.) and just
> >   leave it there?
> >
> >   Greg  KO6TH
> >
> >     ------------------------------------------------
> >
> >   Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:56:31 -0700
> >   From: ml41782 at yahoo.com
> >   To: jpaterjr at gmail.com; aprssig at tapr.org
> >   Subject: Re: [aprssig] Hamfest and Local info
> >
> >   John,
> >
> >   The location of the event and the DIGI dont have to
> >   coexist.
> >
> >   You only need to create an object with the
> >   information and coordinates of the event.
> >
> >   This can be done as a standalone radio & TNC or go
> >   to the remote location and add the information a
> >   week ahead and take it off the week after.
> >   Mike K4MQF
> >
> >
> >     ------------------------------------------------
> >
> >   From: john paterson jr <jpaterjr at gmail.com>
> >   To: ml41782 <ml41782 at yahoo.com>; TAPR APRS Mailing
> >   List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> >   Sent: Wed, June 16, 2010 9:59:11 AM
> >   Subject: Re: [aprssig] Hamfest and Local info
> >   How would you solve the problem where the club aprs
> >   station was located several miles away from the
> >   field day site? The transmitted lat - lon would not
> >   lead folks to the correct site.
> >
> >   John KC5LAA
> >
> >   On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 7:13 AM, ml41782
> >   <ml41782 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >     YOu can't tell me that there aren't at least 2 or
> >     more APRS users in each club. I agree with Bob. It
> >     should be up to them to put forth the effort to
> >     get that information up on the air and announce up
> >     coming events.
> >
> >     My 2 cents
> >
> >     Mike K4MQF
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