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[aprssig] APRS Messaging Ham Only Social Site

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Mon Dec 31 16:58:21 UTC 2012


This would be a great way for hams to be able to quickly communicate their
status to non-hams by being able to send a message to their Facebook and
twitter accounts.

Brian N2KGC

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of kb2scs at optonline.net
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 11:24 AM
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] APRS Messaging Ham Only Social Site

Hi All
Disclaimer:
Presently I have not registered with 73s.com But then again I am not a
member of Twitter or Facebook either.

Some day I might join the social revolution.
If I do I think it would be with 73s.com a Ham only social site.

Bob you are going to love this.
There is a web site out out there that uses APRS messaging to post Twitter
Tweets.

The Twitter Tweets part you can turn on or off.
It is off by default.
If the Tweets are turned off then your APRS messages only shows up on the
Web Site.

Here is the full story.
The web site is developed and run by Christopher Matthieu N7ICE What Chris
has done is make a "Facebook" for Hams.

Once you have registered with the site you can post
140 length character messages.
You can follow other Hams.

You can send an APRS message via RF to the web site.
All you need to do is send an APRS message to 73S.
If you have set up your 73s account to forward your posts from the 73s web
site to Twitter and or Facebook your APRS message will show up on Twitter
and or Facebook.

Facebook and Twitter is an opt in.

Your call sign is your screen name.

There are many other features to the 73s Web Site.
My little message here does not do it justice.
If you would like to learn more then please go to the following Web Site.

http://73s.com/

One last thing.
If you are upset by the name (73s)
Chris knows that the use of the plural
73 (73s) is frowned on in Ham radio.
But all the domain names of 73 were taken.

Let us hope we never witness the "Silence Of The Hams"
73 DE John KB2SCS
           Packet:        KB2SCS at WA2PNU,#NLI.NY.USA.NOAM
           E-Mail:         kb2scs at arrl.net
           Web Page:  http://www.qsl.net/kb2scs


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