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Dennis Zabawa:
Have you ever read the advertising or user manual for a product and wondered "did they really mean that or did someone just make a mistake"?  One I found that stood out to me was from the brochure for the Yaesu FT-8800R transceiver:

ARTS™ (AUTO-RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM)

Included in the FT-8800 series is Yaesu's exclusive ARTS feature which provides a "hand-shake" with other ARTS-equipped stations during emergency work. If an "out-of-range" conditions exists with, for example, a low-power hand-held unit, ARTS will alert the FT-8800 series user so the hand-held's operator can be advised to move to a better location.

Isn't this the SAME operator that the radio cannot communicate with?

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Mike Gilmer:
Your radio pings the other radio which pings back.
If your radio doesn't receive back a ping it's time to change your location.

I think that's how that's supposed to work.

Mike N2MG

W4KYR:
Here is video on how it works by Vertex (Yaesu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83Jc2eX3Yc


In addition (as described in the video) there is also ARTS II

"Vertex ARTS and ARTS II Demonstration"

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Dennis Zabawa:
You are missing the point.  HOW can you inform the other operator to move to a different location if you CAN'T COMMUNICATE with them??????????????  Looking at it from the other perspective, it may not be possible for you to move to restore contact.

Mike Gilmer:
Your device is suggesting YOU move.  Obviously it cannot reliably tell the other user to move, nor can it tell if you are actually able to move.

Mike N2MG

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