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Video: How to send an APRS message with the Yaesu VX-8r

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Moleculo, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Moleculo

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    Is it just me? I got no sound...
     
  3. Moleculo

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    Works for me.
     
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    Great video

    The video was great! You answered my question regarding acknowledgements and whether the period means they didn't get it. I have never received an APRS message (though I have sent some with no response), could I trouble you to send one to me to see if I can receive them?

    KC8CAY-7

    73's
    Ben
     
  5. Carl

    Carl Technologicaly Challenged

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    takes 2 minutes to type cq cq cq hello? how do we hook it up to a laptop
     
  6. g4ilo

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    You don't need to press the Mode button to advance to the next character positoin unless the next character is on the same key as the first one. I admit, predictive text would have been a nice addition to the radio.

    The main problem with APRS messaging is it only works if you are in radio contact (either direct or via a digipeater) with the recipient. If it goes via the internet then you will probably not be successful as very few gateways seem to gate messages to RF from the internet.

    BTW I didn't get any audio from the video either. Seems to be normal with Flash videos. I'm sure there is a techie explanation for it.
     
  7. WR0220

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    Working fine on my end - Win7/IE8

    I don't have any radios capable of APRS but found the how-to interesting. Thanks for taking the time to make the video.
     
: aprs, yaesu vx-8r

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