[aprssig] JOTA and APRS
ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 18:59:47 EDT 2017
Hi Bob, all,
Yes, CQSRVR is what I was thinking of.
Procedures...? I presume Saturday morning when our event starts (10am
PDT), I send out the CQ JOTA message with some sort of text announcing
our event. I should have my own station set up as K6J (our special
event call), with no SSID.
I guess doing this from my HT (Kenwood D74) would be best, but I can't
imagine the bazillion button presses it would take to do so, especially
since the destination will change for each message, and the Kenwood
doesn't pair to a Bluetooth keyboard. Also, the Kenwood's display won't
work well in a crowd. So, the plan would be to do it from a laptop.
APRSIS32 will be running there, with a big monitor or projector showing
the results. Maybe I can use the D74 HT with a different SSID to do a
few messages on RF, just to show it can be done. We have good RF
coverage to the IS at the site.
Question: How can I add a filter so that the stations on the map are
only those who are participating in the JOTA event? I think that would
be really cool.
Any other things to do? Any hints from those who have done this before?
Greg KO6TH (aka K6J on 10/21).
Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Your thinking of CQSRVR where APRS stations anywhere can CQ all other like
> Just send an APRS message to CQSRVR and the first two words are CQ JOTA ...
> That will go to evry other such station that has done the same thing. When
> you see any responses, be sure to send them a directed email message.
> But unless you announce this on the Scouting lists or school club roundups,
> few will know about it. What list is best and Ill make the announcem,ent
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [aprssig] JOTA and APRS
> Hi folks,
> In the past, I vaguely recall that there are ways to use APRS for the
> Scouting "Jamboree on the Air" event. I'm involved with a local club's
> effort this year to host a multi-mode Ham event, and thought APRS would be
> good to include.
> I've verified that I do have good APRS coverage at the site, including
> access to IS via the Digi / iGate infrastructure. I am thinking to have a
> large display of APRS-IS running - every kid will recognize and relate to a
> live "marauder's map". I figure we can do something with my Kenwood HT to
> send messages, perhaps bounce off the email service to send a message to
> their (or their parent's) cell phone. Also from the IS to the Kenwood. I
> may try to bounce something off the ISS, if they turn on the Digi up there
> in time. There's only one of me (the others are running different HF
> stations), so communicating between stations at the event would be a
> one-hand-clapping sort of show.
> Isn't there also a service of some sort where the kids can message each
> Greg KO6TH
> p.s. Look for us as K6J on the weekend of 10/21!
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