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[aprssig] CQ JOTA CQ JOTA on APRS

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Oct 10 12:09:27 UTC 2009

APRS mentors.

GET OUT on 17 Oct.  Contact your local ham radio clubs and find out who is supporting a JOTA scouting activity in your area next weekend.  Ask if you can take your APRS laptop and demonstrate it.

APRS can be used for JOTA for making contacts all over the world.  APRS has a global JOTA CQ method so that your CQ JOTA message goes not just on local RF but also to ALL other JOTA stations on the planet.

To work JOTA on APRS all you have to do is send an APRS message to CQSRVR and use the words CQ JOTA CQ JOTA at the beginning of the message.  This will put you on the CQSRVR server for 24 hours and forward your message to everyone else that has done the same thing.

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