[aprssig] APRS Frequency info?

Donald J. Tambeau tambeaud at personainternet.com
Fri Jul 4 15:36:25 EDT 2008

    A few minutes ago I read  Bob's message on       ([aprsig] APRS 
Frequency info?)    and decided that I would come back his message later 
once I finished reading my dozen or so messages and I would once and for all 
fix the frequency info on both my D7 and D710 so that they would conform to 
the NEW APRS FREQUENCY  FORMAT.  I read a few more email and arrived to your 
email Stephen.   Oh good I told myself...he will just tell me what to type 
in with the proper spaces and all and I will save myself some time.   I read 
further and found no such instruction.   Just what help were you trying to 
give the readers Stephen?  You didn't help me, you just made me loose a bit 
more time.  Never mind.  I went back to Bob's  message after reading the 
rest of my emails and from there clicked on his URL Web page and configured 
both my D7 and D710.  Now fellow hams...if ever we meet on the Highways of 
the world and you should like a little chat...that goes for you too Stephen, 
my monitored frequency will be clearly visible on your monitor.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Frequency info?

> Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> In response, at least the new Kenwoods can parse this
>> information and instantly QSY at the press of the TUNE button.
>> We hope to get FINDU and other APRS assets to also support this frequency 
>> information format. But the frequency information must be in the standard 
>> APRS format as detailed on the following web page:
>> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html.
> It might help if the web page cited was something other than a rambling
> stream of consciousness dealing with related issues, punctuated by a
> series of fuzzy low-contrast, low-res images of radio front panels.
> These things desperately need to be shot at adequate resolution and then
> contrast -enhanced in Photoshop or something similar.   Perhaps you are
> viewing this page in a 640x480 VGA-sized screen.   Viewed on  a 1440x900
> Wide-XGA display on  a 17" laptop, the D7 screen shots are almost
> completely illegible.
> A template with the exact format of this kind of frequency object, along
> with a couple of example strings,  needs to be the FIRST item on the
> page.   Normally the explanatory material would be in the default
> proportional-spaced font, with the literal string(s) to be entered set
> apart in a bold Courier-type mono-spaced font. (This is the customary
> practice for citing program code snippets in a magazine or book.)
> The first thing people will want to know is EXACTLY HOW DO I COMPOSE THE
> OBJECT STRING, especially to unlock the "automagic" tuning capabilities
> of the D710 !       I wanted to do this about a month ago for my own
> Echolink node object, and was completely frustrated at not being able to
> quickly find this HOW-TO info on the page.
> --
> Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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