[aprssig] Cross Band Repeat on TM-D700A double as digi?
ramirault at verizon.net
Mon Mar 14 09:13:45 CDT 2011
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen H. Smith"
> The real problems is this mode are that:
> 1) Data isn't being regenerated by a TNC. As long as the incoming data
> is full-quieting, it will go out OK, but if the path is marginal on the
> input side, you will be retransmitting a noisy signal on the output, just
> like a voice repeater with a user in a fringe area.
> 2) If the 144.39 side has a lot of traffic, your mobile digi will be
> RXing 2m-TXing UHF almost constantly. You may have trouble getting enough
> quiet time to transmit the other way.
AND .. there is the problem of transmitting a LEGAL ID by your D700. When
used as a "one way" cross band repeater (listening on 440 and transmitting
on 2 meters) your you can ID 'normally' with your HT and it will be
transmitted by your D700 .. BUT .. when used in a "two-way" mode there is no
way for you to ID when your radio receives 2 meter from the digi (or
repeater) and transmits on 440. That 440 transmission will not have a legal
Boston, MA, USA
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