[aprssig] [APRS] APRS CQ FD tomorrow!

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Sun Jun 29 06:07:20 CDT 2014

Not a competition:  CQSRVR=calling CQ, ANSRVR=Announcements.  2 different purposes.  For something like Field Day where your intent is to call CQ, CQSRVR makes sense.  For events where you want to announce information, ANSRVR makes sense.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:36 AM
> To: APRS at yahoogroups.com
> Cc: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] [APRS] APRS CQ FD tomorrow!
> Yes, there is a difference between ANSRVR and CQSRVR and no, they are not
> connected together.
> CQSRVR is the original server and is designed for calling "CQ" and then
> listening for a while.  It has a limit on how frequently you can send a message
> to the group and requires that you must send a message to remain a
> member of the group to receive messages.
> ANSRVR is the new server and is designed for sending announcements to an
> interested group.  There is (currently) no limit on how frequently you can
> send a message to the group (designed for multi-message information
> passing aka announcements) and there is a feature to allow quietly
> monitoring a group (renewing your group membership without sending a
> message).
> Bob seems to forget that ANSRVR exists and falls back to his original CQSRVR
> documentation, although besides the differences above, they both accept
> the same commands.  I monitor ANSRVR's FD year-round, but try to
> remember to join CQSRVR's FD group on field day only.
> Oh, and they both should have ack'd your CQ FD.  Which one didn't?

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