[aprssig] Field Day 2011 and APRS

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 17:08:15 EDT 2011

I think the problem is there are no points in it.  I've been a big
packet radio fan and every field day, I got more disappoint at the
number of data stations at FD sites.  FD rules in the past didn't
permit using the current infrastructure.  It really sucks to the point
where I don't bother.

What we need is an APRS day where everyone takes a look at their APRS
stuff and interact with it.  There's a contest for everything else,
why not APRS?

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> With 20,000 APRS operators in the USA and 2600 field Day sites, it is amazing that only 10 people appear to have operated APRS from their FD site or know how to call CQ.
> The CQSRVR is not something you just log into once (for 12 h ours)... Doing that is like arriving at FD, picking a random frequency on 10 m and then making one transmission calling CQ FD and then sitting back for the next 12 hours to see who calls you.
> Remember, if everyone is listening and no one is transmitting, then the band is DEAD.
> Stations come and go.  Any new station to come on since you sent CQ will never have seen your CQ.  They dont know you are there.  You have to send a CQ FD message every 30 minutes to an  hour for people to see you... AFTER they happen to log on.
> ANyway, we had a great time.  But I dont understand why only 0.005% of APRS operators are into Field Day.
> Bob, Wb4APR
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