[aprssig] DX-cluster Messaging?
earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 11:17:38 EDT 2009
Matti is right. If you think the channel is congested now, just wait until a DX cluster is active on 144.39, the channel will be useless.
KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
Posted via Blackberry
From: Matti Aarnio <oh2mqk at sral.fi>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 11:07:37
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List<aprssig at tapr.org>
Cc: <VX_8R at yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] DX-cluster Messaging?
On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 08:16:34PM -0400, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > By 'spotting' I meant I had sent an email to
> > a group of QRP-folks... who were... alerted and
> > watching me on on APRS.fi... Donno any clusters
> > that'll except an email input/post?? Do you?
> I am not a DX cluster user, but if the DX clusters have a
> message or chat mode, then we should make every effort to get it
> tied to the Universal Ham Radio Text Messaging initiative. See
NO! Do not put that flood on APRS!
I do use DX Cluster myself - with strict filtering of interesting items.
Full feed of those clusters is hundreds of items per hour when nothing
interesting happens, and totally unmanagable even on internet when something
You can use DX Clusters over packet radio, but then you want to have the
cluster internet gw very near, and use it via CONS mode so you can set
preferrence filters for yourself.
> We should be able to message any callsign, anywhere, anytime, on
> any system by interconnecting all ham radio message systems.
> Any DX-cluster power users that can tell us if such a capability
> would make sense and how?
I can't say to be power user, I watch VUSHF spots in strictly limited area.
Would these even fit on APRS message? 80 characters per line.. (And really
they are more like beacons, definitely not messages!)
Total HF traffic is magnitudes more volymous than my limited area VUSHF
sample below on day when there are no regional contests. Furthermore, those
who really want DX Cluster spots do want that global HF flood - to their
computer program, which commands the rig on correct freq by doubleclicking
the mouse, and starts calling the station.
Where is the fun in that? No more spinning your VFO around...
DX de DL1YAW: 432183.0 SK7MW jo65-jo41 55 with dead preamp. 0900Z JO41
DX de HA6W: 432000.0 SK7MW where are you let us try 0908Z KN08
DX de SK4KO: 432216.0 SK4KO CQ Beam South 0913Z JP71
DX de SK6HD: 432187.0 SK6HD CQ DIR LA NOW 0921Z JO68
DX de SM3BEI: 432190.0 432/SSB JP81NG to SM6/OZ SSB 0932Z JP81
DX de SK7MW: 432184.0 DL6MFK pse info when time :-) 0944Z JO65
DX de SK7MW: 432184.0 OE3JPC try ??? 1010Z JO65
DX de OE3JPC: 432360.0 SK7MW ok, pse qsy qrm... 1014Z JN87
DX de DM5D: 432170.0 SK6AW JO67-JO61 55/57 1024Z JO61
DX de OH8MBN: 145900.0 SN2009L KP25RA<SAT>JO91RR VO-52 sat 1133Z
DX de OH8MBN: 436800.0 TF/N2YTF KP25RA<SAT> SO-50 sat 1154Z
DX de SK6AW: 432329.5 OL4A JO67AQ<>JO60RN 59/59 1155Z
> Bob, Wb4aPR
73 de Matti, OH2MQK
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