[aprssig] Verbose APRS clients

Randy Love rlove31 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 16:15:46 EDT 2014

I would say configurable beeps/sounds for proximity alarms / messages /
bulletins / NWS notices.

Actually reading stuff out, never really used that.
UIV32 would read callsigns of stations first heard, but not messages.


On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings, all.
> I'm contemplating another enhancement to my YAAC program, and wanted to
> get some feedback before I started on it (in case there is no interest).
> It seems I missed two APRS texting contacts during the Jamboree On The Air
> last weekend because I was paying attention to the voice radios and not to
> the (silent) APRS terminal. If it had made some noise, I might have noticed
> the incoming contact.
> So I was wondering what people think of talking APRS clients. As far as I
> know, Xastir is the only client currently  with speech synthesis
> integration. Does anyone use that feature? Or is it just a cool feature
> that never actually gets used? Basically, is it worth implementing speech
> in YAAC? Or is a mere attention-getting beep sufficient?
> I await your opinions.
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> author of YAAC
> http://www.ka2ddo.org/ka2ddo/YAAC.html
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