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[aprssig] Re: JOTA

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at jnos.org
Sat Oct 15 02:59:16 UTC 2005


>  Any howto's (hi Bob) written up for it?


I found Bob's JOTA posting from back in 2000...   I guess it all pretty 
much still fits.

Bill - WA7NWP


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For Jamboree-On-the-Air, Here is everything you need for APRS and JOTA:

IGATES: Please set "SCOUTS" to pass through to RF

JOTA STATIONS: Please add "SCOUTS" to your MESSAGE GROUPS so you can 
receive generic messages to SCOUTS.  Once every hour or so send a ONE 
LINE message to SCOUTS so that people will see your callsign.  Please 
set your ICON to the SCOUT Icon (for D7 and D700's, the code is /,)

To WORK stations, do NOT send traffic to SCOUTS.  Look at their
FROM-CALL and send them a message DIRECT to their call.  The IGates will
automatically forward your packets back to RF.  The result is worldwide
JOTA communications from your HT, Mobile or JOTA station display.

Once the IGates see traffic between stations A and B, then they will 
send a POSIT so you can see each other on the map.  Thats how APRServe 
works.

If your APRS program does not have MESSAGE GROUPS, then set them in your
D700 or D7(g).  And all you need is to see the sending callsign to give
you a target.

See you on the air on JOTA!
de WB4APR-7




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