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[aprssig] Proper Frequency Formatting

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jun 18 03:23:38 UTC 2010


If I may kibitz...
> I ALWAYS set the spacing and character count 
> to cater to the D700 / 710's 10,10,8 screen...

Greeat!
    
>   TI_146.94_I57_X327_E_Peotone_KARSFEST_http://www.w9az.com

But Please use the APRS standard for Frequency.  Since 2001 we have been trying to standardize the FREQUENCY field in APRS.  Both Kenwood and Yaesu now transmit this format, and both have automatic TUNE buttons for one-button tuning of any frequency in an APRS beacon.  The format is the first 10 bytes of the text.  FFF.FFFMHz...

So your text would be:

146.94 MHz_I57_X327_E_Peotone_KARSFEST_http://www.w9az.com

>    
> TI_146.94_
> I57_X327_E
> _Peotone
> _KARSFEST_http://www.w9az.com
>
> (57 Characters total)
> The first three lines display on the D700/710 as
>    
> TI 146.94
> I57 X327 E
>  Peotone
>
> The fourth line in addition to the first three 
> seen by all the at home UIView stations in the 
> region to include the club web site URL info.
>    
>  KARSFEST_http://www.w9az.com
>
> Afterall, the URL info is generally useless 
> to the D700/710 user on the road only the 
> first three lines are of interest to the 
> mobile op, the URL useful to the at home 
> UIView ops with Internet acess.
>    
> And to Bob WB4APR, I want you to know I 
> changed the SSID's of the W9AZ super digi's 
> over the weekend from -14 and -15 to -1 and 
> -2 after you posted your SSID suggestions,
> makes total sense and I would like to see 
> more of the northern IL super and fill-in 
> digi's do the same.
>    
>   73' all,
>   Clay Melhorn N9IO Bonfield, IL
>   Webmaster: KARS - Kankakee Area Radio Society - W9AZ
>   http://www.w9az.com/
>    
>    
>    
>
>    
>   > From: bruninga at usna.edu
>   > To: aprssig at tapr.org
>   > Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:01:05 -0400
>   > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Hamfest and Local info THIS
>   WEEKEND!
>   >
>   > There are 13 HAMFESTS THIS Weekend!
>   > If YOU don't post these objects on APRS RF who
>   will???
>   >
>   > See the ARRL Hamfest Calendar:
>   >
>   http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar
>   >
>   > Here is the list for Saturday the 19th
>   >
>   > Santa Maria, CA
>   > Newington, CT
>   > Titusville, FL
>   > Midland, MI
>   > Kinston, NC
>   > Piscataway, NJ
>   > Milford, OH
>   > Cleona, PA
>   > Columbia, SC
>   > Windsor, VT
>   >
>   > and Sunday the 20th:
>   >
>   > Wheaton, IL
>   > Cambridge, MA
>   > Monroe, MI
>   > Erie, PA
>   >
>   > I prepared a web page to tell eveyrone how to make
>   such an object and how to use APRS in support of the
>   Hamfest and Talkin:
>   >
>   > www.aprs.org/hamfest.html
>   >
>   > Bob, WB4APR
>   >
>   >
>   > ---- Original message ----
>   > >From: ml41782 <ml41782 at yahoo.com>)
>   > >Subject: Re: [aprssig] Hamfest and Local info
>   > >
>   > > 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.
>   > >
>   > > Mike K4MQF
>   >
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