<div dir="ltr">What is the suggested PL tone for 50Hz powerline countries, since 100Hz PL is discouraged there?<br><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div><div class="gmail_signature">--<br>Kenneth Finnegan<br><a href="http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/" target="_blank">http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/</a></div></div>
<br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 4:06 PM, Robert Bruninga <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:bruninga@usna.edu" target="_blank">bruninga@usna.edu</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div lang="EN-US" link="blue" vlink="purple"><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">P.S.  Do NOT use the” Voice Alert Menu” in the radio.  Wit that set you cannot turn CTCSS off, or go to MUTE or go to raw channel without having to go through all the menu’s again.  SO use the 3+ channels as the way to control what the APRS speaker is doing.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">Bob</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #b5c4df 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in"><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> Robert Bruninga [mailto:<a href="mailto:bruninga@usna.edu" target="_blank">bruninga@usna.edu</a>] <br><b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:05 PM</span></p><div><div class="h5"><br><b>To:</b> '<a href="mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com" target="_blank">APRS@yahoogroups.com</a>'<br><b>Subject:</b> RE: [APRS] APRS Turkey Voice Alert Day!</div></div><p></p></div></div><div><div class="h5"><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p><span style="font-family:Wingdings;color:#1f497d"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">  </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">What is this ‘voice alert’? </span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">All APRS kenwoods can do it.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">It simply means to turn UP the volume on your APRS band *<b>and</b>* silence the noise  by setting CTCSS100.  This gives ALL the benefits of Voice Alert:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"><span>1)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">Anyone can call you on 144.39 by voice using a PL of 100</span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"><span>2)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">You are ALWAYS listening (always keep the volume up)</span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"><span>3)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">But you hear –NO- packets because CTCSS 100 is set</span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"><span>4)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">You are beaconing with CTCSS100 – An automated CQ every minute –</span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"><span>5)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">Anyone else that comes within voice range will hear your PING and can call you.</span></p><p><span style="color:#1f497d"><span>6)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><span style="color:#1f497d">Anyone else with Voice Alert that is in range of you, you can call on 144.39 just by picking up the mic and selecting the APRS band.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">This is like an automatic CQ on 52, but since all APRS mobiles are doing it, you can easily make voice contacts.  But have a quite channel 99.99% of the time.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">See:  <a href="http://aprs.org/VoiceAlert3.html" target="_blank">http://aprs.org/VoiceAlert3.html</a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">You control what you hear on the APRS band by setting at least 3 memory channels as shown in the white table at the top of <a href="http://aprs.org" target="_blank">aprs.org</a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">Ch1 is RAW APRS for troubleshooting – 144.39 with no squelch (listen to channel)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">Ch2 normal APRS with voice alert – 144.39 CTCSS 100  (hear nothing unless called)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">Ch3 is MUTED APRS with private alert – 144.39 CTCSS anything else (hear NOTHING) (unless someone knows your secret CTCSS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">The idea is to NEVER turn down the volume of the APRS channel speaker so that you are always available for a Voice Alert call.  But if you want to silence even that (say when several Voice Alert Mo9biles are in range, then simply change to channel 3.  But even there, your secret admirers can call y ou if they know your CTCSS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">Bob, WB4APR</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #b5c4df 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in"><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> <a href="mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com" target="_blank">APRS@yahoogroups.com</a> [<a href="mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com" target="_blank">mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com</a>] <br><b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:53 PM<br><b>To:</b> <a href="mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com" target="_blank">APRS@yahoogroups.com</a><br><b>Subject:</b> RE: [APRS] APRS Turkey Voice Alert Day!</span></p></div></div><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">I use APRS extensively on road trips, and leaving on one tomorrow.  What is this ‘voice alert’?  Can my Kenwood TH-D72A do it?...I’ll bet my 710 can as it has the voice module installed,……</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d">Joe – W7RKN</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d"> </span></p><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #b5c4df 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in"><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> <a href="mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com" target="_blank">APRS@yahoogroups.com</a> [<a href="mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com" target="_blank">mailto:APRS@yahoogroups.com</a>] <br><b>Subject:</b> [APRS] APRS Turkey Voice Alert Day!</span></p></div></div><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""> </span></p></div></div><p class="MsoNormal">Enjoy a great travel day with others on APRS Voice Alert.</p><span class=""><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">Or see their FREQ in their beacons and give them a call.  Beats 52...</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br><br></span></p></span><span class=""><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:white">__._,_.___</span></p></div><div style="margin-top:7.5pt"><div class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><hr size="2" width="100%" noshade style="color:#e3e3e3" align="center"></span></div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Posted by: Joe Wolfe <<a href="mailto:w7rkn.7@gmail.com" target="_blank">w7rkn.7@gmail.com</a>> </span></p><div class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><hr size="2" width="100%" noshade style="color:#e3e3e3" align="center"></span></div></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in"><img border="0" width="1" height="1" src="cid:image001.jpg@01D009AC.1A1E6990" alt="Image removed by sender."></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br><br></span></p><div style="margin-bottom:7.5pt"><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:#f2f2f2"><b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#333333;text-transform:uppercase"><a href="https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/APRS/info;_ylc=X3oDMTJiZXUzNmowBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzE1NzYEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDYzMTA4BHNlYwN2dGwEc2xrA3ZnaHAEc3RpbWUDMTQxNzA0NjAzMQ--" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:none">Visit Your Group</span></a></span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif""> </span></p><div style="border:none;border-right:solid black 1.0pt;padding:0in 4.0pt 0in 0in"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0in;background:#f2f2f2"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         </span></span></span><span><b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif""><a href="https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/APRS/members/all;_ylc=X3oDMTJjcTQybWRoBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0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