[aprssig] HAMFEST objects REDUX

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jul 16 20:16:52 EDT 2008

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> First go to http://map.findu.com/HFEST*
>> There today, I see 3 objects. One for 
>> the 3rd (03C), one for the 12th (12I)
>> and one for the 20th (20a).
> Surely there are more than 3 hamfests over the next 30 days in
> the USA?
> Seeing local info on the front panel of your APRS radio is like
> the old dead-band conundrum.  That is, unless someone is
> transmitting, there is nothing to receive...

I have been transmitting club meetings and swapmeet info as bulletins 
with the APRS Bulletin plugin for UI-View that automates the 
transmission of announcement by reading from an ASCII text file listing 
message content and the start/stop dates for each announcement.  I 
usually start the bulletins at 15:00 local on the day before (to pick up 
the afternoon "drivetime" commute APRS audience), and end them about an 
hour before the event is supposed to end.   [These are not hamfests but 
regular monthly club meetings and monthly swapmeets in the SoCal area.]

So far, I have received one email accusing me of spamming 144.39  with 
unwanted info.  [I suspect this is one of the clueless one-way tracker 
types objecting to ANY bandwidth being taken away from AVL operations....]


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