Does the West Tennessee APRS community have any Message Groups established for ARES, SKYWARN etc? -- Roger KJ4AJPMessage 1 of 3 , Sep 18, 2012View SourceDoes the West Tennessee APRS community have any Message Groups established for ARES, SKYWARN etc?
Not that I m aware of, Roger. 73, Jamie WB4YDL From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Roger Elmore Sent: Tuesday,Message 1 of 3 , Sep 18, 2012View Source
Not that I’m aware of, Roger.
Does the West Tennessee APRS community have any Message Groups established for ARES, SKYWARN etc?
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
Well, if anyone is interested: I checked aprs.fi and findu.com for usage of WTNET and didn t find anything, so I set that up as a Message Group on KJ4AJP-1Message 1 of 3 , Sep 19, 2012View Source
Well, if anyone is interested:
I checked aprs.fi and findu.com for usage of WTNET and didn’t find anything, so I set that up as a Message Group on KJ4AJP-1 (UI-View), -7 (TH-D72A) and -12 (APRSIS32). Any two receive a message sent to WTNET from the third station. The message is received showing as from the originating station. Since I can’t be in two places at once, this was all over local RF, no help from digis or IGates.
Those of you that consider an “All Points Bulletin” function for area APRS users to be useful, feel free to add the WTNET Message Group to your setup. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 around 6:30 PM local I will send a message to WTNET requesting check-ins. I’ll accept check-ins for 24 hours. That way if you’re not around a station you monitor (if you have one at work like I do), you can respond once you see the message. You can reply to the station I originated the message from or back to WTNET so all can see.
I’d like to see how the message travels through the digis and APRS-IS. Please let others know about the WTNET APRS Message Group that may be interested… mention it in your regular QSOs and announce it on the voice nets you participate in.
Set up info:
In UI-View, when your normal message/bulletin window is open, click “Setup” and select “Message Groups”. After saying “OK” to a warning that existing messages will be cleared, you will get a Message Groups window with instructions on how to enter WTNET in the text box and hit “Return”. Your messages/bulletin window will be refreshed and you will have a tab for WTNET along with the All, Mine, BLN and NWS that were there previously. Note that WTNET messages will not automatically open your message window like ones direct to your station (like your “Mine” messages) do. I plan to keep the messages window in the lower right (and almost off) of the screen where there’s just enough visible to glance and see if a Group Message is there. I only lose a 1”X2” portion of my map that way.
APRSIS32 requires editing the APRSIS32.xml file with Notepad or similar text editor. With APRSIS32 closed, you will add the line:
Anywhere in the file. Mine ended up after the line <WhoIsFull>0</WhoIsFull>, so if you want to do a find on WhoIsFull and put the additional text there you should be good. Save and close, then you can start APRSIS32. WTNET Group messages will turn the Msg box in the upper right corner green like normal station-to-station messages do.
APRS-enabled mobiles and HTs, and other APRS client software, get out your manual!
If anyone needs any assistance, email and I’ll help however I can.
“See” you Tuesday!
73 de KJ4AJP