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[aprssig] CQSRVR and SKYWARN

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Nov 3 17:24:34 UTC 2007


Bill Diaz just pointed out that Dec 1st is Skywarn Appreciation
Day.

This is another good application of the AE5PL CQSRVR.  All
skywarn stations can send out global CQ's to all other
participating APRS SKYWARN stations.  Just send an APRS message
TO CQSRVR and compose it like this:

CQ SKYWARN CQ SKYWARN from .... Your info here.

And it will be delivered to all other stations that have sent a
similar message.  You will remain logged on for 12 hours since
the last message you sent.  Then as you see incoming such CQ's
from other stations, you send them the usual APRS message to
confirm the contact.  See details on:

http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprsjota.html

For clarity, you have to repeat the original CQ twice, since the
first copy is stripped off by the CQSRVR.

I hope this suggestion is in keeping with the SKYWARN event.
I'm not a participant, just kibitzing..

Bob, WB4APR

> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: [aprssig] CQSRVR and JOTA/SCOUTS
> 
> The CQSRVR worked great for APRS and this weekends
> Jamboree-on-the-air contest.  All of the contacts 
> I made from the field on APRS were DX contacts 
> all made possible by AA5PL's CQSRVR.
> 
> I would send a message a few times during the day 
> to CQSRVR with the message CQ SCOUTS CQ SCOUTS and 
> this would go out to all other APRS stations on 
> the globe that were also doing APRS.  I probably 
> made a few dozen contacts.  Without it, I may have 
> made one.  I never saw any locals on RF that had
> Live humans.  But the CQSRVR connected me with all 
> other live field stations.
> 
> Of course, this CQSRVR can be used at any time for 
> human to human contacts, not just special events.  
> One possibility is to use the groupname DEMO.  In 
> this case, one would send a message to CQSRVR saying:
> 
> CQ DEMO CQ DEMO etc...
> 
> This would then go out to all other CQ DEMO stations.
> 
> Once you send a CQ <GROUP> CQ <GROUP> message, you 
> are logged on automatically for 24 hours to receive 
> all similar messages from all other participants in 
> <GROUP>.  So just like we used to do in the early 
> days of 2m FM, "DEMO" seems like a good way to
> russle up a contact with another live station.
> 
> See details:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprsjota.html
> 
> Bob, WB4APR





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