[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 111, Issue 3

Jason Low jay911 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 12:21:42 CDT 2013


> We had someone do an APRS beacon 300 kms away from his QTH a while
> back.   He was a few hundred metres out which is why he was
> noticed.

I think I know who you're talking about. Thanks to him, I know when every
flea market/garage sale and coffee meet is taking place and where all the
ham stores in his area are, and I'm 2-3 hops away from him.



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>    1. number of objects / items announced by station (Kristoff Bonne)
>    2. Re: number of objects / items announced by station
>       (Robert Bruninga)
>    3. Re: number of objects / items announced by station
>       (Stephen H. Smith)
>    4. Re: SPOT server (Peter VERNON)
>    5. Re: number of objects / items announced by station (Tony VE6MVP)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:05:46 +0200
> From: Kristoff Bonne <kristoff.bonne at skypro.be>
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] number of objects / items announced by station
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> Hi,
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> As our club is participating in the fieldday next weekend, I have been
> asked to announce the station via APRS and/or APRS-IS:
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> See here:
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> http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FFD%3DON4OS&timerange=3600&tail=3600
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> Now, talking about this with some fellow hams, it would perhaps also be
> interesting to announce the other fieldday stations in our region (or in
> all of Belgium) too.
>
> So, my question:
> is there a limit on the number of objects/items that can be announced by
> an APRS station (on RF or on the net?)
>
>
> Based on the information I receive, there are some 30 fieldday station
> in all of ON. (5 of them in the coastal region).
>
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> BTW. Is the information still correct that a fieldday station should be
> announced as FD=<callsign> and that the symbol is a tent?
>
>
> 73
> kristoff - ON1ARF
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 18:13:01 -0400
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] number of objects / items announced by station
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> Ho many objects to source?
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> Announced on the APRS-IS, as many as you want, though many people consider
> it as SPAM and do not welcome it.
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> On RF, as few as possible, and only when germane.  FD is not until June.
> So announcing maybe 2 weeks early would seem appropriate.  But ONLY FROM a
> LOCAL RF station so that SPAM is kept in your own backyard.
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> No objects should gnerally ever be sent with 2 hops because that is no
> longer your own backyard!  That is QRM to areas which you cannot monitor
> directly and is not usually welcome.
>
> Bob, WB4APR
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> On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Kristoff Bonne <kristoff.bonne at skypro.be
> >wrote:
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> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > As our club is participating in the fieldday next weekend, I have been
> > asked to announce the station via APRS and/or APRS-IS:
> >
> > See here:
> > http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=**11&call=a%2FFD%3DON4OS&**
> > timerange=3600&tail=3600<
> http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FFD%3DON4OS&timerange=3600&tail=3600
> >
> >
> >
> > Now, talking about this with some fellow hams, it would perhaps also be
> > interesting to announce the other fieldday stations in our region (or in
> > all of Belgium) too.
> >
> > So, my question:
> > is there a limit on the number of objects/items that can be announced by
> > an APRS station (on RF or on the net?)
> >
> >
> > Based on the information I receive, there are some 30 fieldday station in
> > all of ON. (5 of them in the coastal region).
> >
> >
> > BTW. Is the information still correct that a fieldday station should be
> > announced as FD=<callsign> and that the symbol is a tent?
> >
> >
> > 73
> > kristoff - ON1ARF
> >
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:52:27 -0400
> From: "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] number of objects / items announced by station
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> On 9/2/2013 6:13 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
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> > On RF, as few as possible, and only when germane.  FD is not until June.
>  So
> > announcing maybe 2 weeks early would seem appropriate.  But ONLY FROM a
> LOCAL
> > RF station so that SPAM is kept in your own backyard.
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> He ISN'T talking about the ARRL field day.   Note that the poster is an
> ON1,
> and he is referring to a field day in Europe.
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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 07:38:37 +1000
> From: "Peter VERNON" <peter.vernon at jbo.com.au>
> To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] SPOT server
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> Andrew..
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> SPOT's are locked down no configurations available and I suspect a
> proprietary protocol.
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> Though I got around it this way: http://vk2us.id.au/s2a If you want I'm
> happy to add you to the server.
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> Regards & 73's
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> Peter J VERNON | VK2US
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> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Andrew Rich
> Sent: Sunday, 1 September 2013 7:14 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [aprssig] SPOT server
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> Hello
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> Hey these spot devices, are they hard coded to go back to a set server ?
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> Can you modify the server name ?
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> -        Andrew VK4TEC
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> Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:03:18 -0600
> From: Tony VE6MVP <tony at ve6mvp.com>
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] number of objects / items announced by station
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> At 04:05 PM 2013-09-02, Kristoff Bonne wrote:
>
>  >See here:
>  >
> http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FFD%3DON4OS&timerange=3600&tail=3600
>
> Currently it appears you are beaconing every 20 minutes which would
> probably be reasonable.   I would probably ensure you are using a
> WIDE1-1 so the object doesn't "leak" to too many digipeater
> sites.   I'd also be tempted to put an email address in your packet
> so you can get complaints. <smile>
>
>  >So, my question:
>  >is there a limit on the number of objects/items that can be announced by
>  >an APRS station (on RF or on the net?)
>
> We had someone do an APRS beacon 300 kms away from his QTH a while
> back.   He was a few hundred metres out which is why he was
> noticed.  I suspect, but I'm not sure, that if there is a closer
> igate to the object that the remote igate will beacon the object for
> you.    But I don't know that so you might want to do a bit of
> testing with a local RF only station to see what happens.  And maybe
> a RF only station in the remote object site.
>
>  >Based on the information I receive, there are some 30 fieldday station
>  >in all of ON. (5 of them in the coastal region).
>
> As Bob points out some might look at this as spam.   Is your APRS
> frequency quite busy out there?
>
> Tony
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