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APRS Emergency beacon does what exactly?

Oct 16th 2018, 21:56


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Here in Santa Rosa, I want to figure how to alert people at 2 am because of unfortunate recent history - and unimpressive nonchalant official response.
The manual to my Kenwood th-72a sez this about APRS...

When it is unnecessary, never select “EMERGENCY!”.
When an emergency signal is received using APRS,
the Emergency Alarm on all stations will sound."

So if I do that will it sound an alarm signal in all radios tuned to APRS freq? I don't want to try it for fear of causing a general panic. I'm preparing a white paper on emcomm alerts for the club.

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