[amsat-bb] Epic Journey to Dayton! (CQ Dayton)
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed May 16 14:36:44 PDT 2012
Epic APRS mobile-to-Dayton journey Begins.
Other than normal APRS, you can also see over the RF horizon! Maintain
contact with all Dayton bound. Send your APRS message to CQSRVR and begin
with CQ DAYTON ... text...
Every other mobile in the country that is also participating will see your
message. You can send no more often than every 30 minutes, but it is a
great way to find out where others are that may be too far away from you on
RF. You have to send such a message to CQSRVR at least once every 24 hours
to stay logged in.
When you see someone else you need to QSO, then send further one-on-one
messages directly to their callsign.
I've just started my login now... CQSRVR just responded, so it is UP!
For details see: http://aprs.org/cqsrvr.html
Thanks to Pete Lovell for this fine service!
OTHER TIPS FOR the DAYTON APRS EPIC:
1) Be sure to monitor APRS Voice Alert for adjacent mobiles (CTCSS 100 on
the aprs channel)
2) Be ready to QSY to 146.52 or other available channel for voice QSO
3) APRS Forum is at 11:30 Friday Room 1.
WITHOUT APRS? You can still monitor 144.39 with CTCSS 100 and if you hear a
squawk, then that means someone is in SIMPLEX range AND is listening with
CTCSS 100 also. Call him and QSY to 52... All other packets on 144.39 do
not use PL, and so you will not hear them. Only a mobile in simplex range.
We call this Voice Alert. Its like a proximity detector.
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