Re: Configure>Companion

Greg Depew

Sounds like a good description for the wiki! KB3KBR Greg Sent from my Droid Charge on Verizon 4G LTE

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
Sent: 9/25/2012 1:35:11 PM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Configure>Companion

Companion calls will also have all messages received AND ACK'd! It is
just as if the companion was running a parallel instance sharing your
GPS, but with their own set of GeniusBeaconing parameters as well as
symbol and comment.

You control whether the Companion goes out via IS, RF, or both (with
different RF path for the companion).

You can enable or disable position beaconing, transmit the companion as
an Object (default is a station), and enable the Message reception and

There's been numerous requests for a) Objects that move with your
station and b) Additional callsigns that can do messaging when doing a
team-effort SOTA/WOTA-type activation. Companions should deliver on
these requests.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 9/25/2012 9:07 AM, James Ewen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Kim <vk2asy@...> wrote:
>> I have done some looking through the WIKI and some playing
>> but can't identify what is going on with the Companion Setup.
>> Can someone help shine some light please....
> Well, I just went looking and found the companions under the configure
> menu. It opens up a dialog box that looks just like the objects dialog
> box. Check that for what all the settings will do.
> >From the descriptions already provided, it will act somewhat like an
> object, but the companion will travel along with you.

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