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post #541 of 699 Old 05-23-2016, 10:27 PM
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i watched the guy enter info on that yaesu and it soon popped up as a facebook message/pm. will follow up, as this intrigues me


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sent a tweet

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twitter and facebook messaging possible. lots more too here

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I would have to see it to believe it. I guess with a base radio connected to a computer and receiving APRS and a little programming you could probably have the computer watch for your call sign and automatically post text messages to facebook. Maybe even a computer alone watching your messages on aprs.fi could repost anything you sent directly to facebook. But accessing Facebook directly from your radio via aprs.... I don't know about all that.
The Bulletin Board Service used to run internet through ham communications. But that was more useful when the internet was text based.

My concern would be the lack of encryption. Wouldn't you have to send your username and password on an open channel?
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As I suspected it monitors the APRS-IS for messages sent by your call and automatically migrates them to twitter/facebook. I can see it being potentially useful for something, though the lack of 2 way communication between those social media networks and the APRS network leaves something to be desired. Of course I would rather not have the APRS network clogged up with FB status updates either.

Now the text messaging I knew about and that is certainly useful.

Of course this all depends on you being within a couple digi-peater hops of an I-gate (Internet gateway).
You may have no way of knowing if your FB status actually made it to the internet.

Luckily, unlike most of the current generation, APRS can still function as intended without an internet link.

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The Bulletin Board Service used to run internet through ham communications. But that was more useful when the internet was text based.

My concern would be the lack of encryption. Wouldn't you have to send your username and password on an open channel?
You wouldn't be logging in over the "air". The computer program already has access to your accounts and is just watching the APRS Internet System for text messages from you which it then copies to your social media.

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You wouldn't be logging in over the "air". The computer program already has access to your accounts and is just watching the APRS Internet System for text messages from you which it then copies to your social media.
I see, that's the other unsecure option, since someone else could easily clone your callsign. Of course, it would have to be someone that knew about the system and how it worked. In which case, they probably have better things to do than post "I smell bad, and fart a lot" under your name on facebook.
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post #548 of 699 Old 05-24-2016, 11:56 PM
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Like most tech it has pros and cons. I have learned to never trust tech. Have multiple options. Old school systems can be the best bet at times.
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it was field day. I made my one contact! My son on the
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Saturday our ham radio club did field day in the park like we did last year. Put 2 dipoles up about 35' in the trees and had 2 radio stations running off of a generator. I think we got well over 200 contacts and it was only 105į. We setup at 7:00 am and tore down at 6:00 pm so it was a fun day, even had a family spend a couple of hours watching and asking questions since they are all taking their ham lic test in July.

Sunday my wife got her first HF contacts which was very cool and we worked stations until field day was over.
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I am doing the same thing for operating from the National Parks this year. I found an easy way to get my antenna up. I bought 2 5' swaged mast sections and a flag pole holder that goes into a 2" hitch box. I have a ground rod and some insulated braided ground with eye on each end. I use an old R5 that goes on the 10 foot of mast so its up in the clear. When the upper bands die I have 40 meter HamStick dipole for 40 and am getting the MFJ 40-20 wire dipole too. I have hitches on both the front and rear of my 92 Wrangler so If I buy more mast sections I can run both the 40 and the R5 and a switch. I have an Alinco SR8T which I have 100 to 50 watt switch built into, so I can run lower power and make a battery last longer be able to use one of the 7 amp generators. 73. Pat KA4VNM
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