[aprssig] TWP Local Info messages etc on a D7

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Oct 20 11:03:24 EDT 2008

To my way of thinking the answer is simple, you don't!

This is the  wrong use of the D7. It is a hand held made to be looked  
at up close not glanced at 50-100 cm  in a mobile environ .... if it  
were a D700/D710 and a message comes through, you can hit the  
'details' button and the message will freeze and not be overlaid on  
the screen by a subsequent transmission.

I speak this with a certain amount of authority as I started with one  
of the early D7s using it mobile and that experience steeled my  
resolution to get the D700 as soon as it appeared on the market. There  
simply is no really 'safe' way to use a D7 as anything other than a  
'semi' dumb tracker if you are the driver. Even with a cradle the  
screen was never designed to be read from beyond 50 cm, it requires  
too much concentration be diverted from driving.

On Oct 20, 2008, at 4:02 AM, Dave Baxter wrote:

> Question...
> Just how do I stop such Local Information messages from getting  
> zapped a
> fraction of a second later, when the next beacon comes in on a D7?
> (Assuming it somehow manages to display a three line message, on a two
> line window!)  I'm not going to pull over to mess with the message  
> list,
> nor mess with it while driving, am I?   Is there a setting I havent
> found on the D7(e) that "fixes" such messages so they can be seen?    
> Or
> is this a fundamental flaw in the scheme of things?
> 73.
> Dave G0WBX.

cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
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