[aprssig] Voice Alert

Eric H. Christensen eric at aehe.us
Sat Jul 25 23:54:43 EDT 2020

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On Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:42 PM, Joseph M. Durnal <joseph.durnal at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm curious if anyone else is having the same trouble I am.  I'm really thinking about giving it up.  My success rate with contacting stations with strong packets on 144.39 with PL100 is pretty low.  I'm not talking about never hearing anything (like when I'm in West Virginia), but when you hear that strong packet, see the call sign 7 miles away, you call them, and, nothing, no response.  

So their APRS channel's volume is probably turned down?  Have you sent these stations a message on APRS to get their attention?

I know that sometimes, somehow, my volume gets turned down and that can lead to an unheard call.  I have used the voice alert to make contacts along I-95, though, with a pretty high success.

Eric WG3K

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