[aprssig] APRS at field day
bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Jun 23 13:02:30 EDT 2018
In fact, I'm only going to use my THD72 as my APRS FD station and see how
many APRS contacts I can make from an HT. They wont count for FD contest
points, unless I make one direct, but the opportunity to make a bunch of
live APRS contacts during a global contest should be fun! Bob, WB4APR
On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> From your field day site, don't forget to activate your APRS station there
> and to send a Global CQ FD message to the world.
> Just send an APRS message to CQSRVR with the first words being CQ FD XX
> SSS... (where XX SSS is your category and ARRL section)
> This message will go to every other CQ FD site on the planet (if they have
> sent the same CQ message).
> To make a contact, when you see one of these CQ FD messages from the
> CQSRVR, then you
> simply send back an APRS message to their callsign direct. When he
> acknowledges it, then it is a contact.
> Of course, I have not even read the FD rules since, for a decade, such.
> APRS contacts do not count because they go via digipeaters. But HAVE FUN!
> Enjoy APRS and put your FD site on the map.
> Use the PORTABLE symbol which is a tent...
> Bob, WB4APR
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