[aprssig] [APRS] APRS CQ FD

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jun 29 09:30:06 CDT 2014

On 6/28/2014 1:44 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Yes APRS contacts (DIRECT only, no digipeaters) count 2 points for a
> digitial contact.
> Bob

Was W3ADO a victim of dumb receive-only igates at field day?

I was able to successfully send to CQSRVR and get an ack back almost instantly 
(i.e. I had a solid RF<-->Internet link from my field day location in southeast 

I had a successful two-way with K6ARC (my former club in California) after they 
appeared on CQSRVR (i.e. full two-way RF<-->Internet two-way igates at both ends).

However, I sent several messages to W3ADO after his announce on CQSRVR, but 
never got an ACK or response back.      It appeared to be that W3ADO was being 
passed to the APRS-IS by one-way (receive-only) igates with no way to get back 
to him.

I found this message a bit puzzling, as through W3ADO realized there was an 
Internet link problem:

     "CQ FD - send me MSG direct!"



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