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[aprssig] It's BOB's way or no way!!

Ken H> sailingtoo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 23:56:32 UTC 2007


GREAT IDEA - have seasoned APRS folks get in touch with us newbies at
the local level - I always like to be elmer'd - and enjoy sharing my
meager knowledge about things.

73 de Ken H.

On 9/16/07, Richard Sharp, KQ4KX <kq4kx at arrl.net> wrote:
> I think in this case good elmering can be as simple as making sure your
> email address is updated on the various callsign lookup databases and
> perhaps having an email address occasionally beacon with your APRS position.
> Being involved with your local radio club can also be helpful.  This way
> when a newbee sets up there APRS station and doesn't get digied they can
> easily contact other APRS users that can then assist the new operator with
> settings etc.
>
> I agree that keeping the old digi aliases operational on a digi was a weak
> argument to begin with but certainly now there's no reason to supporting the
> old aliases.
>
> Another idea to try is when seasoned APRSers see a new call pop up on there
> map they could get in contact with that person just to say "high" and strike
> up a conversation about APRS in general.  That way if the newbee isn't sure
> of something they're likely to look for advice and will probably ask then.
>
> Just some ideas...
>
> Richard
>
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