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[aprssig] PacComm Digipeater update (FREQ objects)

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Feb 1 19:30:59 UTC 2012

I just noticed that the PacComm digipeater setup info on my web pages did
not include the current recommendation for local FREQ objects.  The file has
now been updated.  As before, it is found on the
http://aprs.org/fix14439.html web page.

Basically it takes the two available beacons, and sets one for the digi
(direct every 10 m) and the other for the FREQ object (direct every 10
minutes).  Thus the local traveler gets all he needs to know in 10 minutes
and since these beacons are originated at the digi that hears-all, then they
add zero load to the network.  We do NOT want these originated at ground
level home stations.  They take twice the bandwidth and can collide with
other user users.  So, originating them at the DIGI only is best.

If your digi is not outputting your locally recommended FREQ and TONE
objedct, then take a personal initiative and get'er'done.  See

With PL tones on every repeater it is painful to drive into an area and hear
a QSO and not be able to join because you don't know the tone.  If there is
no QSO, then it is even worse, since you don't even know what repeater is

This LOCAL INFO is fundamental to APRS.  Get'er'done!

Bob, Wb4APR

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