[aprssig] Ham Radio MOBILE Traveler PL-FIND device?

Matthew Chambers mchambers at showmeham.info
Wed Nov 29 16:48:15 CST 2017

Ok, I have no idea what’s going on but someone on this thread has something in their email that keeps dragging this whole thread into my spam box? 

And I can see some of the emails on my phone that aren’t showing up in my laptop email client, to reply to one of those, the repeater book app can control some radios through bluetooth serial connection! More radios are coming out with bluetooth audio and serial capabilities so we’ll see that functionality expand. 

And on the PL tone usage, PL tone usage is now required in Missouri for new or changes to coordinated systems. There is a map with strongly recommended PL tones (or DCS, CC, NAC, YSF) based on region of the state and surrounding states for minimum interference. Not all repeaters but most appear to be following the recommendations. That makes it a bit easier if you will be in Missouri to ahead of time look at the map for where in the state you’ll be and have a good idea what PL Tones will be in use. 

It’s knowing what’s going on with your radio transmission (freq, offset, PL tone, etc) that separates the hams from the LMR appliance operators. I have a LMR radio that I don’t even know what band I’m on when I key up, it could be 155, 700 or 800 MHz depending on which tower is strongest at any given moment. I hope ham radio doesn’t get dumbed down to that level!

> On Nov 29, 2017, at 2:12 PM, Matthew Chambers <mchambers at mchambersradio.com> wrote:
> I use the RepeaterBook app on my android devices and the website on my laptop. The app is nice in that it uses your phones location to find nearby repeaters and even sorts them by distance from you. 
> On the website here’s the link to use for finding repeaters along a planned travel route https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/travel.php <https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/travel.php>
>> On Nov 29, 2017, at 1:15 PM, . <groups.0acf at headquarters.earth <mailto:groups.0acf at headquarters.earth>> wrote:
>> RepeaterBook?
>> Jeff
>> N5TEV
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>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Ham Radio MOBILE Traveler PL-FIND device?
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>> Too bad all of the repeater databases have always been closed and proprietary (both the old ARRL TravelMate program and the new RFinder mobile app).
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