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[aprssig] SKYWARN Recognition Day

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Dec 1 03:21:51 UTC 2010


This Saturday (December 4) is SKYWARN Recognition Day when amateur radio 
operators light up the airwaves from participating National Weather 
Service offices.  See http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/ for more 
information.

Since contacts via repeaters and EchoLink/IRLP are considered valid 
(this isn't really a formal contest, but an awareness event), then why 
not APRS contacts?  To make an APRS contact, simply send an APRS message 
containing "CQ SKYWARN <additional text>" to "CQSRVR".  This will send 
<additional text> to all those that have gone before and also subscribe 
you to receive all future CQs to SKYWARN for the next 12 hours.  (See 
also http://www.aprs-is.net/CQSrvr.aspx)

I, for one, will be monitoring the SKYWARN CQ group on CQSRVR as long as 
I can starting Friday evening at 7:00pm Eastern (hopefully representing 
WX4MLB) until I hit the sack, and will again be monitoring all day 
Saturday from elsewhere.  Send a CQ SKYWARN to CQSRVR and I'll get back 
to you when I can from wherever I am.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  I'm already signed up on SKYWARN via CQSRVR, so feel free to send a 
message to test it before the contacts begin.




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