[OZAPRS] RE. Making Contact

Geoff geoff at gatwards.org
Sat Jul 19 09:29:01 EST 2008

Hi Gerard,

VoiceAlert is only effective if you are in range of another station setup
the same way.  You will know when another VoiceAlert configured station is
in range when you hear their APRS packet (data audio) break through the
91.5Hz CTCSS tone on 145.175.  

Driving between North Ryde and Penrith daily, the only stations that I have
heard with this capability are VK2HIM-9 and VK2TGB-6.  

Simply including a voice frequency in your status text does not guarantee
anyone will call you on it, and isn't VoiceAlert :-)

Geoff  VK2XJG

-----Original Message-----
From: ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au] On
Behalf Of JandG
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 7:42 PM
To: Australian APRS Users
Subject: [OZAPRS] RE. Making Contact

Hi all,
I am new to APRS and just got up and running.

Is it just me or my settings or something else but I am finding difficulty
in making a contact by voice using the "Voice Alert" facility.

I must be doing something wrong but I really thought APRS was all about
communications (Locally) and would make it easy to get in contact with
others. I have not have one "Voice Contact" in the last week despite of
showing my Voice frequency and other details.

Please help,

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