[aprssig] APRS on UHF?

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 17:58:51 EST 2008

> The UHF freq for APRS is 445.925 but it's a packet in the
> wilderness.  No infrastructure, so no reason to be there...

The "infrastructure" and the deaf trackers it supports are amongst the
biggest reasons to be on UHF...   :-)  (sorta)

There is no need for a standard frequency.   Use any local packet
frequency.  UHF or 6 meters or whatever.   It becomes a communications
cell.   All it needs to be part of the existing APRS infrastructure is
an Igate to tie it to the APRS-IS and one station on 144.39 generating
an identifying object using a variant of Bob's friendly local repeater
identifying scheme.

Existing packet systems can use the same setup for better advertising.

Hardware for 9600 baud has never been easier with the out of the box
D710 functionality and forthcoming data rigs from OpenTracker and
TinyTrak families...

Bill - WA7NWP

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