[aprssig] APRS in Orlando?

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Fri Mar 20 08:44:19 EDT 2009

Hi Bob (and listners..)

That may be with a D7AG?  But my D7E does not (appear to) store objects,
just messages sent to/from me.  Unless there is a config change that can
be done.  (Another bug-bear, is being unable to clear that memory,
without doing a full reset.)

In any case, as has been mentioned many times before on this illustrious
list, trying to "drive" a rig, when suposed to be driving a vehicle, is
a big no no these days, if it was ever anything else.   Any stored
objects or other information, when one does get a chance to look, will
be long out of date, if just because of the distance traveled since

I don't carry it (or the book) with me these days, as APRS in the UK
seems to be dying from what I can tell, certainly on RF, and I have a
much smaller HT for the car when needed for voice work.

In part, that is due to some "colateral damage" licencing wise, after we
all got issued with "Licences for Life" a few years back, that it now
transpires we all need a NOV (Notice of Variation) to our licences, just
to run a DIGI (of any kind) because this is seen as carrying "Third
Party" traffic that is not addressed to, from or vetted by the DIGI
operator, plus some interesting "unattended" shutdown requirements too.


Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> Sent: 19 March 2009 13:50
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Orlando?
> > The last time I was in the states (PA/NY) with the trusty 
> D7-E, trying 
> > to read such info was a right pain.  There was so much traffic, it 
> > just whizzed off the tiny screen before I had any chance of 
> reading it
> We have gone to great lengths to make sure the suggested info 
> is formatted for best display on the small screen of the D7.  
> And this also shows well on the D700 and D710 and now the 
> VX-8R also has a compatible 20x20 byte display which also displays the
> 10x10x+ info...
> > Messages get saved in its memory OK,
> > objects etc just pass by.
> Actually, objects are saved on the D7 just like any station, 
> so the FREQ object shows up in the station list.  Just press 
> LIST key and scroll down the list.  Every object should be there.
> And since the FREQ objects show up as the FREQ in that list, 
> they are very easy to see.  Think of it as an on-line local 
> frequency list.
> In the D710 it is even better.  Press the LIST button, then 
> hit SORT-by-CALL and all of the frequency objects will show 
> up alphabetically at the top of the list.  Select the one you 
> want to operate, and press the TUNE button.  Done.
> > When I did get a chance to hook up the ...laptop, much of the 
> > information (in Northern NY city in
> > particular) was wrong, in regards to local voice repeater details 
> > (frequency and tone requirements
> > etc).   That was back in 2005/6 I think.
> Yes, it is painfully slow to get the DIGIPEATER owners to get 
> the formatting correct or even to add these objects to their 
> digipeater Btext in the first place. Some digi owners are 
> hard to locate and slow to make changes.  For example, my 
> digi, that is 1 mile away, needs work and I have not done 
> anything in 3 years!  ARGH!
> We have met the enemy, and he is us...
> Bob, WB4APR

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