[aprssig] APRS Invasion of Dayton (actually Xenia, OH) Has Begun! (Talkin?)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed May 15 12:05:36 EDT 2019

That is why the Talkin station needs an APRS display.

And why the OBJECT needs the frequency in FREQUENCY format so the APRS
mobile can instantly QSY to talkin.

911 is not used often either by most people.  I have not used it in 71
years.  But it should be manned and ready.

Bob, Wb4APR

*From:* Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
*Sent:* Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:50 AM
*To:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
*Subject:* Re: [aprssig] APRS Invasion of Dayton (actually Xenia, OH) Has
Begun! (Talkin?)

On 5/15/2019 10:51 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

There is even a Hamvenition OBJECT, but I woiuld think it should include
the FREQUENCY of the TALKIN too.

Bob, WB4aPR

The object is mine, and is going out on both RF (two hops) and
Internet.      It hits the "boomer" digipeater CHLSEA, (at 600 feet on a TV
broadcast tower about 15 miles-24 Km west of Ann Arbor, MI) on the first
hop from my QTH in East Lansing, MI. It then hits about 3 digis in northern
and central Ohio simultaneously on the second hop.

[Most of the stations showing on the primary map of the Special Event
Webserver (currently covering the greater Dayton metro area) are being
heard here in central Michigan via RF in addition to the Internet --  a
distance of about 200 miles (320 Km). Again, due to CHLSEA's enormous
coverage. ]

In this era of Garmin navigators and GPS-enabled smart phones, does anyone
even use talk-in stations anymore?    I have repeatedly seen talk-in setups
at hamfests and swaps almost always idle, or even unmanned.

The vast majority of incoming mobiles are NOT APRS-equipped (and the vast
majority of talkin setups are also not APRS-equipped). The result is that
the average talk-in is nearly a complete waste of time as the mobile
fumbles and stumbles to describe where they are to the talkin operator (if
there even is one).


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