[aprssig] [APRS] CQ FD server

ka8vit at ka8vit.com ka8vit at ka8vit.com
Mon Jun 24 12:55:51 CDT 2013


A solution without a problem it seems.

73 - Bill KA8VIT



> On June 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> 
> 
>  Yes, it just shows you how much APRS is ignored as an actual communications
> system for ham radio and has devolved into just a bunch of people playing with
> GPS.  I’m amazed that even those people going to and from Field Day did not
> even make an APRS contact with other APRS players (even if they don’t set up a
> site).  For the effort of entering  11 letters, they could have communicated
> to every other APRS operator in the world. (CQSRVR and CQ FD…)…
> 
> 
> 
>  Well, the good  news.  At least 14 diehards will be on top of the Appalachian
> chain in 4 weeks playing die-hard APRS COMMUNICATIONS in our Golden Packet
> Event.
> 
> 
> 
>  But again, it is amazing that no one else in the Rockies or Pacific mountain
> ranges have taken an interest in getting outdoors an playing radio on the
> mountains and trying to do the same along the Continental divide or pacifc
> trail.
> 
> 
> 
>  This web page still shows 2012, but we are fully preparing and ready for
> 2013.  It will be updated as soon as I resolve my FTP problems with my webage
> currently blocking me from access.  We have volunteers at all sites, I think…
> 
>   <http://aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>  Bob, WB4APR
> 
> 
> 
>  From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org>
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org> ] On Behalf
> Of kc8sfq at mei.net <mailto:kc8sfq at mei.net>
>  Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 11:58 AM
>  To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>  Subject: Re: [aprssig] [APRS] CQ FD server
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>  Hi, Bob. You wrote:
> 
>  > I am absolutely astounded that out of 15,000 APRS hams in the USA, only
>  10
>  > of us used the CQ FD server.
> 
>  WOW, Really? only 10?? That means with one call, I worked or saw 50%. I
> wasn't even sure I had it right, since I didn't print-out Bob's earlier
> posting about CQ FD. One of the stations who returned my CQ was WB4APR. That
> made for several "Hey, guess who I just worked?" conversations around the
> lunch table. (BTW, the Barry Amateur Radio Association is noted for our great
> field day chow) Being ever the devious rascal, I would begin the conversation
> by tossing out the call WB4APR and see who recognized it. Several did. One Ham
> said that the last time he played with APRS, Bob was drawing the maps.
> 
>  I had the APRS station running most of the day on Sat., under my own call,
> rather than the club's. I am sure the club call doesn't have an APRS-IS
> passcode and, although I was RF only, I suspect that matters. By having the
> station running all day, I think i was able to generate a little interest
> among the club members. We shall have to wait and see if that blossoms into
> more APRS activity locally. One member stated that he wasn't interested in
> "driving around with a little green dot following me". I suspect his
> experience with APRS is not recent. Oddly, he seemed to have no problem with
> carrying a cell phone.
> 
>  I must have had fun at field day, it's Monday and I'm pooped.
> 
>  73, KC8SFQ  Ron
> 




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Bill Chaikin, KA8VIT
USS COD Amateur Radio Club - W8COD
WW2 Submarine USS COD SS-224 (NECO)

ka8vit at ka8vit.com
http://ka8vit.com
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