[aprssig] APRStt Voice Channel outside the box
ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sat Oct 11 04:05:55 EDT 2008
Rod VE1BSK wrote...
> it would cost a minimum of +/-$300 per repeater to add APRStt
> hardware, which, if true, makes APRStt virtually unattainable by the
> vast majority of hams...
Perhaps so if you go with a hardware approach. However, a script running
on IRLP nodes could create an APRS object or even a position report for
APRStt stations. That would get it to the APRS-IS at no cost. Most IRLP
nodes already have a radio listening 24/7 and can decode all DTMF tones
except D. A prefix would have to be decided on. The prefix alone could
trigger a confirmation that the APRStt script was running on that
particular node. IGates would have to be involved to get them to RF if
needed. I'm still not convinced that APRStt will really take off, but I
think it should be given a chance. A script running on IRLP nodes might
just be the zero cost way to go.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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