From: Robert Bruninga <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [aprssig] Omni DFing... Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 10:50:18 -0400
... it is so very hard to get the average ham to respond with signal reports when there is jammer or stray signal on the air. The usual responses are:
1) Im mobile, 2) I dont have any DF equipment. 3) I dont have a beam. 4) I cant easily listen on the input 5) I cant remember how to do REV on this rig 6) Maybe tonight I can do something 7) I only have an omni antenna... 8) I'd have to change radios 8) Get someone with some DF equipment to help 10) I cant hear anything
*** ATTENTION *** None of those excuses in any way prevent that station from giving good valuable data to help locate the signal. All we need are:
a) His location b) His Antenna height, gain, directivity c) A signal report including the very valuable 0. d) A map to plot all this data on...
Now, APRS already is transmitting (a) and (b), and has (d), so all it needs is a single digit -c- from several stations to localize the signal. ...