[pskmail] Re: Andpskmail

  • From: Greg <kb1ncj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:54:19 -0500

Hi John
I have tried repeatedly now to send a short msg via aprs message as you've 
instructed and how I read in the manual. It doesn't go thru. Messages do go 
through when I connect normally. I tried when I knew I had good conditions to 
the server. It was hearing my connect session perfect and aprs beacons. Just 
thought I would let you know. Maybe I'm missing something. Have a good weekend. 

John Douyere <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Hi Greg,
>Thanks for the information. Yes this is what I am looking for. Any idea for
>improvement will be welcomed.
>Agree with the convenience factor of a small device versus a full
>For quick messaging to non-hams (we are allowed 3rd party traffic here
>also), I use quite effectively an email-to-sms provider which allows me to
>send emails in the format 55555555555@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and they in
>turn forward the message to the cellular number as an SMS.
>I then use mostly the non-connected form of APRS message sending: in the
>APRS screen you write in the bottom field something like
>"55555555555@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx my message test here" and press the
>APRS MSG button, then provided one of the servers that receive you has your
>email details, it will send that message as an email with the subject being
>"APRS message from <YourCallSign>" and the email body being your message.
>You also get and acknowledgement from the server.
>So no need to connect and so on, it is quite handy for on-the-fly messages
>to non ham.
>If you use a solid mode like THOR22 you have a reasonable chance of getting
>your message through.
>Regarding the force close, do you remember what was the last action before
>the application force closed or it just did it by itself?
>I tested the modem screen a few times also on my side and I can't reproduce
>so we will leave this one aside for the time being and see if it reappears.
>All the best,
>73, John
>On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 2:28 AM, Greg <kb1ncj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi John
>> I just noticed the automatic switching by server as I heard servers this
>> morning from europe I suppose and heard them switch a few times the modes.
>> I think the modem screen thing was just a cooincidence. Yes it was the app
>> that force closed. It gives the option to report it. I would if I knew the
>> report was going to the right place. I am unsure of intended usage exactly.
>> I now live in an area with many square miles of no cellular coverage so it
>> will be very useful for an emergency or breakdown. Also will use for aprs I
>> suppose... much easier for mobile use rather than setting up a laptop with
>> gps device which is too much trouble most of the time. The android is very
>> easy to deploy for that. Maybe sending of mail will be mainly done with
>> laptop and jpskmail until I get a bluetooth solution. Let me know if that
>> is the info you're looking for.
>> 73
>> Greg

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