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Jun 17, 2022Liked by Steve Stroh N8GNJ

Regarding JS8call, in addition to keyboard chatting, it also provides a one-way APRS gateway. You can send position and status reports, email, phone-text messages, etc to APRS and it gets processed as regular APRS stuff. I have two JS8 rcv-only stations (SDR, RPi, 30 meters and 40 meters, one setup in California and the other in Washington), that receive and forward to APRS. The robust (but slow) JS8/FT8 coding and protocol have some real advantages over more traditional ACK/NAK services.

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Paul - thanks very much for that additional information about JS8call! I remember your description of its utility from a San Juan County Amateur Radio Society presentation.

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