[aprssig] SCOUTS to RF

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Oct 5 08:30:10 CDT 2007

In support of Youth, the APRS network is supposed to pass all
messages to SCOUTS to RF, so that scout outings and
demonstrations can easily find each other by sending a message
to SCOUTS as a way of finding other groups.

We hope all Igates that want to support scouting will add the
callsign SCOUTS to his "pass-to-RF list" in their area.
Scouting groups should also add SCOUTS to their message-group
list, so that their stations will receive any such messages.

This is completely dependent on the local APRS I-gate operator
having added the callsign SCOUTS to his "pass-to-RF list" in his
area.  Many have not done this, so there are no guarantees.

The fall Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) is approaching.  Scouts all
across America will be attending HAM radio demos.  This is a
good opportunity to show them that APRS is a two-way
communications system, aimed to facilitate ham to ham
communications, not just tracking objects...


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