[aprssig] APRS for JOTA, Everywhere!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Oct 19 09:25:08 EDT 2012

Use your APRS radio for global contacts at your JOTA station.

You can use your APRS radio or HT to text message a CQ to all other JOTA
stations with an APRS radio anywhere in the world.  You need to remember
nothing about the network, or paths, or freqs or do any set up.  Just use
the normal APRS frequency.

Just send an APRS message to ANSRVR and make the first two words of the
message be CQ JOTA .

Your message will be delivered instantly to every other JOTA station in
the world * that has also sent a similar ANSRVR message*.

Example:  Message to ANSRVR:  CQ JOTA fm Four Rivers Dist, MD

This Logs you into the ANSRVR which forwards the message to every other
similar station instantly.

NOTE.  This is just a way of calling a global CQ.  You should answer any
incoming such message with a direct response to the CALLSIGN of the
sending station, not to ANSRVR.  ANSRVR is a group ANOUNCEMENT SERVER that
lets you see the callsigns of everyone else that is playing.  After you
see the callsigns, from then on, you use normal one-on-one messages with
that station to complete the contact.

ANSRVR replaces the original CQSRVR because CQSRVR ignores stations using
tactical callsigns and therefor impractical for general use where some
stations may have tactical calls.

See details on http://aprs.org/ansrvr.html

Bob, WB4aPR

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