A Hailing Channel for Packet Radio

Just gave a presentation here at DCC on declaring a single channel on 440 as a hailing channel, then QSYing to one of the other packet channels to handle traffic like email.

I thought this might be a natural way to bridge APRS and Winlink, but was nervous about the response from APRS users about using their channel.

Imagine my surprise when I asked the audience what frequency we should use, and none other than Bob Bruninga said:

“Use the APRS Frequency, that’s what it’s there for.”

Be sure to read Bob’s comment as posted on the APRSsig.

The video of the presentation was done by Gary at HamRadioNow and will be posted on the TAPR website.