[aprssig] Field Day 2011 and APRS

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jun 29 09:44:43 EDT 2011

> I got more disappointed at the number of data stations 
> at FD sites.  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?

That’s exactly why we established the Great Annual Golden Packet event.  
www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html  (this year on 24 July 2011).

It encourages attempting the longest linear distance on VHF packet and
having fun outdoors while doing it!  There are teams forming for the
Appalachian Trail and for the Pacific Coast Trail.  Anyone else is welcome
to join these efforts or to start one of their own along any of the 50,000
miles of LINEAR National Trails in the USA!

There are hundreds of mountain and hill tops to climb!

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.
>  ...<snip>...
> 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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