[aprssig] APRS nets

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Feb 17 10:05:47 EST 2015

By all means.  Send a Bulletin out to your entire section.  If that is
Oklahoma, then send it using the path of OK7-7 and it should hit every digi
in the state ONCE.  Exactly what you want for a section net!

Encourage everyone to answer back using OK7-7 too so that everyone can see
the traffic.  It is possible to have everyone choose to use OK3-3 if only
the central net control needs to see the traffic, but little is saved
compared to everyone being situationally aware of all traffic.

Should be fun!

Use the net to discover if ALL DIGIS in the state are putting out the
correct LOCAL INFO.  See http://aprs.org/localinfo.html

less than HALF of all digis are doing this and so it undermines the
credibiitly of the APRS system.

In fact, you should do this for EVERY net, be it on HF, VHF, or whatever.
APRS is supposed to be showing everyone everything going on in ham radio in
real time.
And it is nice to see checkins in data form coming in from APRS.

Bob, Wb4APR

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Lloyd Colston <kc5fm at arrl.net> wrote:

> Good morning,
> I'm interested in starting a Section net on APRS.
> How would you recommend conducting the net?  Message in APRSIS32 to
> Oklahoma or NCS sending a bulletin to announce checkins?
> Thanks
> 73
> --
> Lloyd Colston   KC5FM
> Oklahoma Section Manager
> Altus, OK     http://www.arrl.org
> It is better to be informed than it is to be afraid.
> https://twitter.com/arrl_OK <http://twitter.com/altusready>
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