APRS Messaging from PC

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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by hmfigueroa » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:59 pm

OLLIE wrote:If you are an amateur radio operator but do not have an APRS set up or are not able to send messages via your current APRS rig and want to be verified to send messages via OpenAPRS let me know via PM. I have figured out how to get you verified.
It would be possible to send and RF verification by changing a callsign on a borrowed station, but what is the point? Without having a station with text entry capability. The utility would be severely limited.

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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:19 am

hmfigueroa wrote:
OLLIE wrote:If you are an amateur radio operator but do not have an APRS set up or are not able to send messages via your current APRS rig and want to be verified to send messages via OpenAPRS let me know via PM. I have figured out how to get you verified.
It would be possible to send and RF verification by changing a callsign on a borrowed station, but what is the point? Without having a station with text entry capability. The utility would be severely limited.
The idea would be to be able to send test messages and communicate to guys with APRS in the field when you are stuck at home or at work. DaveK was setting at work this week watching and messaging me while I was traveling to and from Mexicali.
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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:23 am

DaveK wrote:Something's going on with OpenAPRS. It's been down all day , 7/31/09.
So it's not just me??? :(
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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:08 am

OK, maybe just limited then.

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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by cruiserlarry » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:07 pm

OLLIE wrote:The idea would be to be able to send test messages and communicate to guys with APRS in the field when you are stuck at home or at work. DaveK was setting at work this week watching and messaging me while I was traveling to and from Mexicali.
Kinda creepy...maybe he should get a real job ( JK :lol:)
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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by DaveK » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:12 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:
OLLIE wrote:The idea would be to be able to send test messages and communicate to guys with APRS in the field when you are stuck at home or at work. DaveK was setting at work this week watching and messaging me while I was traveling to and from Mexicali.
Kinda creepy...maybe he should get a real job ( JK :lol:)

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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by BlueFJ » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:48 am

I'm getting a page that simply says "It works!" when going to www.openaprs.net. Anybody else getting this?
BTW, Ollie, did you get my second attempt at messaging you?
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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by OLLIE » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:28 am

BlueFJ wrote:I'm getting a page that simply says "It works!" when going to http://www.openaprs.net. Anybody else getting this?
BTW, Ollie, did you get my second attempt at messaging you?
Yep... Got it.
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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by DaveK » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:00 pm

BlueFJ wrote:I'm getting a page that simply says "It works!" when going to http://www.openaprs.net. Anybody else getting this?


Are you getting the "it works" message when you go to openaprs.net website? The truth is that the website was down for about 4 or 5 days but it is back up now and working fine.
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Re: APRS Messaging from PC

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Post by cruiserlarry » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:34 pm

I'm just excited my APRS messagng is finally working again !!! Thanks, Ollie for hangin out and helping me try out some changes to get it up and running properly.
Even found my tracks on APRS.fi.... :mrgreen:
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