[aprssig] Question About Comments

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Thu Nov 12 17:18:46 EST 2015

Alan N4LBL wrote…

> What are comments and where do they come from?

It appears that you beaconed the comment in question on Nov 7… that is if you actually sent it. The comment you mentioned was actually sent by  on (you guessed it) on Nov 7. I have no idea how it got appended to your beacon. However, W9CN could be the culprit. He gated your beacon with it appended as as the legit one from W9CN-6.

In the FT1DR, just go into the APRS menu and look for menu 15 Beacon Status Text. You could put a single character in to replace the previous one that aprs.fi heard, or put in something useful such as your voice frequency… e.g.

147.320MHz C088 +060

You can pre-enter up to 5 different ones and choose between them. It would be nice if the FT1DR could enter it automatically for you like the FTM-400DR can.

73 Keith VE7GDH

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