[OZAPRS] VHF and HF APRS
rsawday at bigpond.com.au
Tue Nov 25 18:37:08 EST 2008
How do you switch to the other TT3 config? External switch? or pick up a
control signal from the trusty IC706?
----- Original Message -----
From: "vk5ex.andrew" <vk5ex.andrew at gmail.com>
To: "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] VHF and HF APRS
> Hi Ian,
> congrats on the license.
> I would suggest leaving the VHF tracker at home !! .. Sounds to me like
> will be spending most of your traveling time away from major centers
> therefore minimizing the time useful VHF tracking will occur. I use HF
> very successfully when traveling both out bush as well as metro areas. In
> fact, in a lot of instances HF arprs is more reliable than metro VHF aprs
> anyway. Now that we have an excellent network of HF gateways in Australia,
> pretty well every inch of Australia at any time of day can almost
> good HF tracking back to the APRS-IS. Use -15 as your SSID and run a
> rate of 10 minutes or so , and all should be ok. BTW I use a IC706Mk2G in
> the 4wd with a bionics tinytrack 3. I have set the TT3 up with a dual
> configuration , one of which is set for HF aprs and the other config is
> for VHF operation. So if I really feel the need I can just switch
> from 30m HF aprs to VHF aprs on the radio and flick to the second VHF
> on the TT3.
> Regards .. Andrew VK5EX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Bennett" <ibennett at tpg.com.au>
> To: "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] VHF and HF APRS
> > Group,
> > I had read this however I was seeking some additional guidance. Probably
> > best
> > if I work a scenario.
> > I have VK1IB-9 entered into my VHF tracker and VK1IB-15 in my HF one. I
> > start
> > on my trip.
> > Those watching my progress will see two separate icons in the same
> > Ugly, but no problem for the moment.
> > As I progress, I eventually get out of range of any VHF repeaters.
> > stops. HF is still operational so VK1IB-15 continues to move. Now anyone
> > watching my progress sees two icons in different locations. This outcome
> > is
> > not what I am looking for.
> > I want people tracking my progress to see one icon only, updated with
> > position reports from the "best" source.
> > From what I am reading, I should be leaving my VHF APRS gear at home
> > right??
> > Ian
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