[aprssig] D700 Tip. Reading Mail

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 12:09:59 EDT 2007

Some somewhat retorical questions:

> D700 tip-of-the-week:
> One way to improve human communicaitons on APRS is to use your
> D700 to read-the-mail.  That is, to join in on any other APRS
> qso's that may be in progress.
> Simply set a wild-card (*) in your MSG GROUP on your D7 or D700,
> and then your radio will receive and display ALL message
> traffic.  Any traffic between otehrs will show on your display
> but will indicate it was a "GROUP" message, so that you will
> know it was not really to-you, but you were just reading the
> "group" traffic.

> After all, APRS is all about fostering human communications on
> ham radio in the local area...

How do we call CQ locally on APRS?

How would we call CQ worldwide?

How about "twitter" messaging on APRS..   Every "twit" send out would
be rebroadcast everywhere...   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter
Hmmm.  It shouldn't be too hard to tie the real twitter to APRS...

Bill - WA7NWP

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