[aprssig] [APRS] CQ FD server

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Jun 22 22:16:56 CDT 2013

Yes, Direct counts.

I am absolutely astounded that out of 15,000 APRS hams in the USA, only 10
of us used the CQ FD server.

NO, you rarely get the ACK or the response, because the CQSRVR only tries
twice and usually it is lost in QRM, but that does not matter, it still
got sent out to everyone (but again, only a few times).  So the messages
are working, but they do not RETRY very hard so as not to overload the
network  I think I did see one from you.

Maybe what people do not understand is how that is really just for CALLING
CQ and seeing who else on the planet is also calling CQ.  Then when you
see the other call, you are supposed to then send them an APRS message
addreessed to their actuall call so that you can exchange or keep

Remmebr, once you know someone's call, you can communicate all you want in
real time.  The CQSRVR message just lets you know WHO else is out there


-----Original Message-----
From: KC2ASA - Peter [mailto:kc2asa.peter at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 10:58 PM
To: APRS at yahoogroups.com
Cc: Robert Bruninga
Subject: Re: [APRS] CQ FD server

Hi Bob,
I tried this today on my way to field day. I see that messages were sent
to me (aprs.fi), but I didn't receive any to the rig. Do I need to change
a path setting? I added CQSRVR into my messages filter on my D710
(KC2ASA-8) which I had off for about 4 hours (~2pm-6pm EDT) while I was
using my D72 HT (KC2ASA-7).
I even found another APRS user in my club on our hilltop that I didn't
know about until I saw his beacon. We wondered if a direct APRS contact
(not via digipeater) could count for Field Day points.

KC2ASA (active on APRS - Try Voice Alert or send a MSG) Skywarn Spotter
ID# (still waiting for it) Wx station:

On 6/22/2013 12:16, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> APRS Field Day begun and I just sent my first CQ FD to the Global
> CQSRVR. I must be the first one on the air.  I don't see anyone else
> Just send your APRS message to CQSRVR with the first two words of the
> message saying CQ FD usually followed by your exchange.  You message
> will go to everyone else in the world who has also done the same
> thing.  This is on RF.
> The contacts do not count for FD points since we are using the APRS
> network, but they are fun! And make a great demo.
> And of course you will see all your other local FD sites on RF if they
> are also on APRS and those contacts CAN count if you can confirm you
> are exchanging packets direct.
> Bob, WB4APR
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