[aprssig] HAMFEST objects on APRS!

Donald J. Tambeau tambeaud at personainternet.com
Fri Jul 11 19:05:59 EDT 2008

My wife and I are planning a two or three week tour of  Southern Ontario 
with no particular destination in mind.  I would love to be able to scan my 
D710 for  HFEST objects!   Come on Southern Ontario....get them HFEST 
objects on the system...what a cheap way to advertise!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:13 PM
Subject: [aprssig] HAMFEST objects on APRS!

> Come on APRS!
> Surely we can put HAMFEST objects on the map to help alert and
> remind our fellow hams of such important upcoming events!  I
> just checked, and not a single HFEST is showing.  There is one
> HAMFEST object, but it is in New Zealand!
> Please use this format for the name of your HAMFEST object:
> "HFEST-ddx"
> Use the "\h" symbol which is a bright red object...
> This not only makes them stand out on the map, but also includes
> the DATE (dd) in the object name to make it clear this is a
> future object.  The "x" on the end makes it unique so that FINDU
> can find them all:
> http://map.findu.com/HFEST*
> For details of this format, see the LOCAL INFO page about 30%
> down the slider:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> It's the season, lets show what APRS can do...
> Bob, WB4APR
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