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[aprssig] Skywarn Recognition Day

Dennis Hudson n2lbt at spamcop.net
Thu Dec 1 16:41:21 UTC 2005


Anyone going to use APRS for SRD 2005?

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Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Amateur Radio Skywarn EC Albany, NY
APRSALY/WX2ALY Sysop
518-365-1846 cell/pager
mailto:n2lbt at n2lbt.com

On Nov 14, 2005, at 8:07 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> For SKYWARN or any other kind of national event,
> it is easy to find out the callsigns of other participants
> so that you can message them during the event.
>
> Steps are:
> 1) Send an APRS message to SKYWARN prior to the
> event.
> 2) This will get your message into the FINDU database
> 3) Now do a FINDU search for all messages to SKYWARN
> and this will give you a list of callsigns of participants.
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/msg.cgi?call=skywarn
>
> 4) Take that list with you on event day, and then
> send normal APRS messages to those callsigns
> and the APRS Igate system will do the rest!
> See details on:
>
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/aprs-jota.txt
>
> At least it should work.  I just checked and right now
> there are no messages to SKYWARN.  But I hope that
> this system works for 7 letter Messages.  It should,
> but is untested.
>
> de Wb4APR, Bob
>
>>>> goldvetter at sbcglobal.net 11/14/05 6:44 PM >>>
> KC0NWS   KC0KQX
>
> Mullen wrote:
>
>> The Skywarn Recognition Day will be held beginning 0000 Zulu Dec 2 to
>> 0000 Zulu Dec 3.  There are a number of NWS offices/skywarn groups
>> licensed and operating on APRS.  We have a full amateur station  
>> and APRS
>> installed in the Fairbanks, Alaska office and will be operating  
>> during
>> that event.
>>
>> I have been trying to compile a list of WX/Skywarn stations for this
>> event.  If you know of any in your area would you please send me the
>> callsigns.
>>
>> We have 3 internet gateways in Alaska now, Soldotna, Healy, and
>> Fairbanks.  The Fairbanks gateway is KL0RN. If any of the WX/Skywarn
>> stations would like to make contact during the event using APRS,  
>> it will
>> be fairly easy.  We do send out QSL cards to all the contacts.
>>
>>
>
>
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