[amsat-bb] Re: APRS FD Sat doc

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jun 25 14:49:29 PDT 2008

> I have my D-700 configured with settings from the 
> referenced page and Field Day call... and 
> stored in a PM (program memory).  But, who do I 
> send a message to?

Chicken-egg problem I guess...  SO everyone should send their
messages to ALL so that not only can they originate a message,
but everyone else with a D7 or D700 can receive it...  And
thereby know who they can QSO!

> Are position beacons from the 145.93 uplink also being 
> passed as well as the messages from 145.85 to the 
> downlink so it's a matter of looking at the 
> station list and sending a message to anyone you see as in 
> normal APRS terrestrial ops?

Yes and Good points!.  GO-32 is unique when operating with the
D700, D7 etc radios.  The POSITION formats only go through on
the 145.93 uplink, but messages only go through on the 145.85
uplink.  SO I guess it best to have both channels in memory.
Beacon your posit a few times on .93 and watch for other
stations.  Send all your messages to ALL and include any other
callsigns in the text of the QSL message.

BE SURE TO CLEAR OUT YOUR MESSAGE memories before a pass so that
you have room to capture any incoming.  If your memories are
full, your radio will reject any new messages.

How to use GO32 for APRS:

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