[aprssig] Doubling APRS messaging in ham radio overnight

Andy Pritchard apritch at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Jan 24 07:05:08 EST 2009

From: "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh at rac.ca>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:35 AM
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Doubling APRS messaging in ham radio overnight

> Andy M0CYP wrote...
>> What you really need is 'speech to APRS messaging' and possibly
>> 'APRS messaging to speech' plugged into an IGATE
> APRS on 144.39 (at least in North America) can handle the bandwidth of
> delivering APRS messages. Adding voice transmissions from an IGate might
> take up more time / bandwidth than leaving it in text format as in an
> APRS message. The conversion to and from speech should probably be done
> by the client instead of the server. UI-View with MS Agent installed
> already reads out incoming messages to me. Admittedly that's easier than
> "speech to text" but most computers are up-to-it these days. Perhaps
> it's time for a speech-to-text add-on that can send APRS messages.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

Hi Keith

This sort of voice APRS interface is best done on a dedicated 70cms channel 
away from the 2m APRS channel

Maybe stations could even speak their current maidenhead locator and be 
plotted on a map?

Andy, M0CYP - Telford

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