[aprssig] APRS for VHF Contests
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Dec 19 07:33:24 CST 2007
> APRS (with digipeating and Internet) is now officially
> sanctioned for use during ARRL VHF contests.
>> 2.3.7. Rovers are permitted to use APRS. Rovers using
>> APRS transmit only their call sign and position. Any
>> multi-op station may access rover APRS data directly
>> or via the Internet.
> Expect to see more "Little Puppies" (GPSLP = "Rover")
> on the APRS maps [during] ARRL VHF contest times.
This is great news. APRS actually being used for something. We neeed to ponder the recommendation for Voice Alert by Rovers. Probably not..?
PROS: Lets one hear that a rover has a direct path
CONS: Because rover is on a mountain, his 100 TONE packets will be irritating to thousands.
PRO: But alerting to someone simplex is what it is there for! If you hear the brrap, then work him...
> Full rules: http://www.arrl.org/contests/announcements/rules-vhf.html. > Note particularly 2.3.7 in reference to APRS.
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