[aprssig] APRS Object format

Eric Lorenz K9LGE k9lge at emlorenz.com
Wed Jun 22 22:23:14 EDT 2011

Bob, thanks for your help, as well as everyone else...it appears that 
our object (FD-FRRL) is working!

Now, another question (or 2)...

1) is there a general consensus as to what is good for the comment line? 
My thoughts were our repeater frequency (which is our 'talk-in'), and I 
put our club call that we are using for FD and our class. Would it be 
better to replace the call/class with just something like "FRRL Field 
Day site" or ?

2)Listing our repeater as talk-in, is it necessary/courteous to list the 
PL tone ("-103.5")?

Thanks...starting to enjoy learning more about APRS...it IS more than 
just tracking. :-)

Eric K9LGE

On 6/22/2011 3:38 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> concerning posting an APRS FD Object...using a KPC-3
>> ... so I can format the LT string for my KPC-3.
> Set the LText 1 to this:
> ;FD-xxxxxx*111111zDDMM.mmN/DDDMM.mmW;comment_goes_here
> Set BLT 1 every 00:15:00
> Set LTP 1 to APN383 VIA WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1
> The LText is FIXED field formatted up to the "comment..." so it must be
> exact.  If the object name is shorter than xxxxxx then add spaces.
> The above sends out an object every 15 minutes from NOW TILL FD.  Turn it on
> and leave it on from home till you get there!
> Good luck!
> (I hope I got that right!)
> Bob, Wb4APR

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