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[aprssig] CQ FD shame on you

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Jun 30 00:24:56 UTC 2009


I sent out CQ FD via CQSRVR twice, once from KJ4ERJ-12 (my APRS-IS 
connected cell phone) and once from KJ4ERJ-9 (my Nuvi 350 connected via 
T2-135 and an Alinco DR-135 radio).

According to Findu.com, I hit 6 other people (the 7 included my other SSID):

2009-06-27 18:59:16 UTC: *CQSRVR 
<http://aprs.fi/?c=message&limit=&call=CQSRVR>*>*KJ4ERJ-12 
<http://aprs.fi/?c=message&limit=&call=KJ4ERJ-12>*: 6 messages sent to FD
2009-06-27 19:01:21 UTC: *CQSRVR 
<http://aprs.fi/?c=message&limit=&call=CQSRVR>*>*KJ4ERJ-9 
<http://aprs.fi/?c=message&limit=&call=KJ4ERJ-9>*: 7 messages sent to FD

I received one response from K6ARC-2 (2A SV) and then realized that I 
had no clue what the Field Day data exchange was!  I proceeded to 
monitor on my cell and got a call from KB3PBZ as well as WB4APR-4 (2B MDC).

aprs.fi's Messages log apparently hides retransmissions as I received 
numerous retries over time from WB4APR-4.  More than I see in that log.

I was hoping to see more CQ traffic as well, even though my APRS-IS 
connected station was being used just to monitor.  I had just gotten a 
new T2-135 on the mobile RF so I wasn't really counting on it working 
out very well to start with.  I was pleased to have gotten at least one 
response while driving around.

CQSRVR was working as advertised for the day, it's just that not too 
many people were using it.  You can see all of the CQSRVR traffic 
directly at http://aprs.fi/?c=message&call=CQSRVR&limit=300.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> I found the messages to and from me. 
>> It is pretty clear my messages were 
>> getting out and that replies were coming my way.
>>     
>
> Our FD site was in WIFI range and I too saw lots more to/from me
> on FINDU than I saw on RF.  But I did not see all the messages
> to/from CQSRVR that I expected.
>
> Did CQSRVR ever send you a message saying how many copies it
> sent out?  I only saw one such response from all my messages all
> FD long and it said (4) others...
>
> Did other people get good response from CQSRVR?
> What was largest number of users that used it for CQ FD?
>
> It is a fantastic tool for making random contacts with all kinds
> of global APRS groups:
> CQ FD
> CQ SCOUTS
> CQ IOTA
> CQ JOTA
> CQ SATERN
> CQ ANYTHING
>
> It is so powerful, we want to make sure it is working well..
>
> Bob
> WB4APR 
>
>   
>> Thanks to all of you for replying. I promise, I wasn't
>>     
> ignoring you.
>   
>> Is there a way to see what path those messages were trying to 
>> use to get to me?
>>
>> Chuck
>>
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