[aprssig] Multi control station situational awareness - How's this supposed to work?

Eric H. Christensen eric at aehe.us
Mon Dec 2 21:24:11 EST 2019

I second Michael's thoughts here.  Old packet systems really were great for handling this type of information.  Nothing fancy; it just got the job done.

Really, what might be good in your situation is a hybrid approach.  A list of information that is passed around via BBSs and real time information about where supplies can be found on APRS.  Putting the information on APRS allows everyone the ability to see what resources are available (and where) without having to call into a net and asking.  As one net control signs off and another signs on, they can adopt the objects from the retiring station to keep the objects flowing and up to date (make sure you keep the hops down).  The bulk lists, check-ins, and other resources can be passed around on the BBS where it's easier to make that information available in long text form.

Oh, and while you have the BBS up, make sure you make use of its capabilities of handling personal messages as well!

Eric WG3K

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