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Old 04-24-2010, 08:07 AM
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wait, is that mic just laying on the floor? Oh, the horror..
I want to mount it where it is but the suction cup mount ain't great for that. I haven't fully decided the best place for it where it'll stay put wheelin.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:03 AM
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Have you found the local packet freqs for aprs yet? It's a supergeek lo-jack system, if the radio is on when the car is stolen.
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Felt like a dumb-a$$ for not just looking it up. Tune your blingy new radio here in simplex: 144.390 and you should be good to go for APRS. Here's the related webpage.
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thx john. So far the radio buttons and programming are really intuitive and easy to navigate. I'll have to see if I have time to set up the aprs tonight.
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It's been 15 years since I played with packet, so I don't remember the text string you send for general APRS (is it wide-wide ?) but somewhere on that website will have instructions to keep your digipeats on the right network. And perhaps all the right strings are programmed into the radio's TNC already?

My old Cali club were the first people to support the Baker to Vegas Relay Race with APRS, tracking our team over the entire 120 mile course. Way before handheld consumer GPS. It was whiz-bang stuff back then. Really impressed the law enforcement types.

I would love to get APRS running again so you're not the only one. And then Jeff would join in the fun as well. Would be cool, assuming coverage, to see specific rigs on the map during something like the Ghost Town Run. And if we created our own digipeater for the comm. trailer, we could see every trail-boss and tail-gunner at CM.
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http://aprs.fi/?call=w0rek&mt=m&z=11&timerange=3600

The only thing I don't like is I think i need to turn on/off aprs every time I switch frequency's. I switched from 144.390 to the 145 chat and figured aprs would only stay on with the frequency I set it to. nope it stayed on when I qsy to 145 and i'm sending packets to the repeater. DOH. WTF
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The only thing I don't like is I think i need to turn on/off aprs every time I switch frequency's. I switched from 144.390 to the 145 chat and figured aprs would only stay on with the frequency I set it to. nope it stayed on when I qsy to 145 and i'm sending packets to the repeater. DOH. WTF
Curious. Can you assign a Mic button to APRS on/off?
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:36 AM
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might be able to, I'll have to look at that further. I spent most of my time last night programming repeaters and familiarizing myself with memory recall so I can do it while driving. The programming was nice and easy. set all the rs sun channels and all the CC repeaters with their names.

I'm really liking this radio.
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