[aprssig] The annual Dayton Migration and APRS

Ivy Renga irenga2 at comcast.net
Tue May 14 11:35:51 EDT 2013

I liked your memory setup plan. Great suggestion Bob.
Now how do you program 'no rain'?
Ivy, W8IUQ

On 5/14/2013 12:01 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> This is it.  The annual BEST day for APRS every year with tens of
> thousands of mobile hams all headed in one direction, to Dayton Ohio.
> There is nothing better for the mobile operator than APRS for keeping
> aware of what is around you while traveling.  Just be sure to enable
> Voice Alert (means setting CTCSS 100 on your APRS channel) so you can
> be called by any nearby mobile in simplex range (no matter what your
> other radios are tuend to) by calling you by voice and suggesting a
> QSY.
> While monitoring 144.39 with CTCSS 100 you will also automatically be
> alerted to any other Ham in simplex range by a once a minute Voice
> Alert beep.  Nice to know when someone is nearby.
> The easy way to set up APRS is by setting 4 channels in your radio.
> 1) 144.39 CTCSS 100 - normal operations with Voice Alert
> 2) 144.39 no tone  - for monitoring the channel by ear for troubleshooting
> 3) 144.39 CTCSS XXX - called APRS mute.  Select this so that not even
> Voice Alert tones will be heard.  Choose an XXX that is your own
> private Tone so that only your inner circle can still call you
> 4) 144.39 +600 - half duplex for special events where there are
> 144.99/144.39 temporary digis
> 5) 144.99 -600 - half duplex for when YOUR mobile is parked at a
> special event and SERVING as a special half-duplex digi
> By setting these 5 channels, then  you can change your APRS operation
> as simply as changing channels (without ever touching the volume
> control knob on that side of your radio!).    But channel 1 is your
> normal operating mode..  If you want to mute Voice alert, do NOT turn
> down the audio, just go to channel 3.  If you turn down the volume,
> then you may forget when you go back to Voice Alert (channel 1) and
> none of us like to hear Voice Alerts from stations
> *that*are*not*listening!
> Thanks
> Bob, WB4APR
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