[aprssig] Best format for a Repeater Item (350 bug)

Mark Cheavens mcheavens at usa.net
Thu Apr 25 10:33:47 EDT 2013

Or as another idea:
Create a web interface that if a digi operator entered the variables 
into, it would "give" the proper configuration parameters.

- It would also SHOW (simulated) what will be displayed on each of 
the APRS radio's displays.

I long thought about doing that for UiDigi. Could also be done for 
T2's, KPC-3's, etc.

At 08:39 AM 4/25/2013, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>On 4/25/2013 8:20 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>Bob!  You forgot the most important part that was recently discovered!
>>>The Yaesu FTM-350 REQUIRES the frequency at the beginning of the
>>All of the advantages of the FREQ objects come
>>from them appearing in the STATION list on mobile radios.  It makes no
>>sense to me to break that intentended system design due to a minor bug in
>>the 350.
>>Putting the FREQ in the OBJECT name as designed appears just fine and as
>>intended in the 350 and the 350 can also sort them too.   So all of the
>>original functionality of this FREQ system also works on the 350. The only
>>thing the 350 won't do correctly is the QSY button.
>I'm not proposing removing the frequency from the object name, but 
>only parroted back the change that the original requester suggest. 
>I'm all for putting the frequency in the list (object name), but I 
>sure don't see how it hurts to put it also in the comment, 
>especially since that's the format described at 
>http://www.aprs.org/info/freqspec.txt (which, as I mentioned before, 
>doesn't provide for PHG either).
>We just need to nail down a consistent, adequately described (and 
>reasoned - tell them why), most broadly usable (including ALL 
>APRS-capable radio's capabilities if possible) format and THEN start 
>"encouraging" the correction, update, and rollout of the frequency objects.
>As this thread shows, there doesn't seem to be ONE consistent 
>description of EXACTLY what someone should be putting out as a 
>frequency specification object that works with more than just one 
>vendor's APRS radios.
>Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
>PS.  BTW, you seemed to be fully in agreement with including the 
>frequency in the comment to support Yaesu's the last time this was 
>discussed.  I'm sorry if my failure to put the frequency back into 
>the object name led you to believe I was proposing an elimination of 
>that portion of the suggestions.
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