[aprssig] APRS UHF freq? (and Object beacon)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jan 24 15:47:53 CST 2017


Great history summery steve.  Thanks.

> A single North American VHF frequency is great for travelers...
> UHF is great for things that are unique to an area,
> and a different frequency isn't a big problem for use by locals.

Especially if the continent wide APRS 144.39 is used for its intended
purpose in every local area as an information resource channel.   If you
monitor there, EVERYTHING about any local area should appear on your radio
within 10 to 30 minutes.  That is the purpose of APRS.  A universal
information resource.  NOT vehicle Tracking!

So put an local Object beacon on 144.39 DIRECT at the UHF sites indicating
the local UHF frequency using the "frequency format".  Then ONE BUTTON on
the Kenwoods and Yaesu's will instantly QSY for the local UHF channel.

Bob, WB4APR


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