[aprssig] Hamfests?

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Mar 8 10:19:37 EDT 2009

> ...I just received a... notice on RF 
> of the RadioFest in Monterey, California...

Great.  Checking the web page this morning now shows 5 hamfests this month.  This is looking better...


Bob, Wb4APR

>> From: bruninga at usna.edu
>> To: aprssig at tapr.org
>> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 08:01:54 -0500
>> Subject: [aprssig] Hamfests?
>> Being spring, I am surprised that there 
>> is only one Hamfest in the world this 
>> month. (in Japan on the 21st)..
>> www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?HFEST*
>> If you have a hamfest coming up in the 
>> month, be sure to inform all APRS mobiles 
>> in the area with a HFEST-DDx object, 
>> where DD is the day of the month and X 
>> is the next unused letter in the alphabet 
>> for that day as shown on the above web page.
>> Be sure to include the "FFF.FFFMHz" of the 
>> talkin frequency too, so mobiles can tune 
>> right in when they get close. This must be 
>> the first 10 bytes of the object text.
>> APRS is the on-air 24/7 global information
>> resource for ham radio. But to be useful, 
>> someone has to put in the info..
>> Shucks, you can also do this for MEETINGS 
>> with  MEETG-DDx too.
>> Bob, WB4APR

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