[amsat-bb] Re: Broadcasting

Eric H. Christensen eric at christensenplace.us
Mon Jun 6 18:42:26 PDT 2011

On Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 05:57:01PM -0700, Jeremy Bomkamp wrote:
> Bash Kevin if you want, but isn't 99.9% of all APRS broadcasting?  You never 
> really expect a response from anyone, and what true purpose does the digi on the 
> ISS perform?  Most of it is amateurs BROADCASTING their locations, no emergency 
> traffic, the only real protocol is to ID and no swearing which both KF7MYK and 
> KF7BUZ complied with, at least it wasn't HI HI, roger, roger

I for one love making APRS contacts over the ISS and other satellites.  Sure, I send my position reports but I also send messages and actually communicate.  I've had many hams come back to my CQ messages.  Maybe you should try it.

Eric W4OTN

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