[aprssig] APRS at JOTA
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Oct 19 18:54:35 CDT 2007
Watch for messages to and from Jamboree-on-the-AIR Saturday.
Join the fun, and send a national CQ on APRS using AA5PL's
>From RF to RF everywhere for messages!
Just send a msg to CQSRVR with the following message text:
CQ SCOUTS CQ SCOUTS
And your message will go out to all other stations that have
previously send such a message to the CQSRVR... And for the
next 24 hours, you will receive any similar such messages.
This Saturday is a great time to test your two-way message
capability. You don't have to be a scout. Just send your CQ
SCOUTS CQ SCOUTS message to the CQSRVR and you can QSO
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 3:40 PM
> Subject: [ScoutRadio] APRS at JOTA
> New for JOTA 2007!
> Consider taking APRS to your JOTA scout event this year.
> APRS now has a global CQ function that will allow any
> APRS station in the field, to call CQ to all other
> similar stations all over the world.
> APRS is a two-way tactical real-time communications
> system. It is an excellent demo that can be interesting
> to scouts while they are waiting their turn to operate
> one of the regular HF JOTA stations.
> This year, a system called CQSRVR has been written by
> Pete, AE5PL, which will receive logons from field
> stations and turn around and send out those CQ's to
> all other SCOUTS stations. When they see these, then
> they can do the normal APRS messaging between
> individual stations anwhere on the globe that is in
> range of an Igate.
> See the web page:
> It is operational now so you can practice. Just
> send an APRS message to CQSRVR and include the
> two keywords CQ SCOUTS as the first two words at
> the start of your message. Usually you follow
> that with a second CQ SCOUTS which will actually
> get delivered to all other similar stations.
> To help you remember that a SPACE is required after
> the first CQ SCOUTS and no other delimiters, it is
> best to just send CQ SCOUTS CQ SCOUTS followed by
> whatever text you want all other scout stations to see.
> CQ SCOUTS CQ SCOUTS from Annapolis, Maryland, USA
> Hopefully, all other SCOUT stations will see your
> message and will respond to your actual call to
> make the contact.
> Good luck!
> Bob, Wb4APR
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