[aprssig] repeater objects on RF, was: Re: APRS Local Info Initative
sander_pool at pobox.com
Fri Apr 27 08:50:41 CDT 2012
I was trying to address a perceived problem by me that repeater owners
aren't advertising their repeaters over APRS RF. It isn't hard to create
a repeater object in APRS-IS but then you depend on nearby igates to
transmit it. If you could somehow transmit the object using the same
transmitter and antenna as the repeater itself you would have very
similar coverage. If you can receive the APRS packet you can probably
work the repeater.
Sure it would be nice if every repeater tower had a properly configured
full igate on it too but that doesn't appear to be the case. I think it
would be great if, while driving around, you receive repeater objects
with QSY info and that reception of such a packet meant it's meaningful
to tune to that frequency. Here in the NYC area that's not happening. I
receive 'infrastructure' packets but typically not voice repeaters.
On 4/27/2012 8:49 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> I suppose a smart repeater could periodically switch to the
>> APRS frequency and transmit the object if the repeater when not in use...
> Maybe I am not following this thread. But let me clarify.
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