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[aprssig] SCOUTS to RF Broadcast Server???

Rusty Hemenway nnn0fjk at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 17:22:58 UTC 2007

I've been trying the CQ Server for the past 24 hours and am getting "Invalid
Command" errors back.  

I'm sending the following to CQSRVR:

MSG:CQ VCACS CQ from Simi Valley

Did something change that I missed, or am I doing something wrong

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of AE5PL Lists
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 11:38 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] SCOUTS to RF Broadcast Server???

A rainy day killed my scheduled outdoor activities (aw gee, I don't get
to mow the lawn), so...

CQSRVR is up and running.  It is very simple to use.  It supports 2,
count them, 2 commands:

CQ groupname messagetext
U groupname

'CQ', 'U', and 'groupname' are not case sensitive (can be upper, lower,
or mixed case).

For instance, since JOTA is going this weekend I will use it as an

Station AB3CD-8 at a JOTA location sends the following numbered APRS
message (RF or Internet):

TO: CQSRVR   MSG:CQ JOTA CQ from troop 995 Annapolis MD USA

This will cause AB3CD-8 to join the JOTA group and an -unnumbered-
message containing "CQ from troop 995 Annapolis MD USA" will be sent to
all other JOTA group members.  The unnumbered message will appear to be
from AB3CD-8 and gated to APRS-IS by CQSRVR.

CQSRVR will acknowledge the message from AB3CD-8 and tell them that
their message has been sent.  They can continue this every 31 minutes
(30 minute timer) for as long as they want.  They will be purged from
the JOTA group after 24 hours of inactivity or after they send the
following message:


That's it.  Let's see how this works.  The server is at a collocation
site so should be stable through Tuesday evening CDT when I have a
scheduled reboot of that server.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

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