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Rather than being addressed to a specific station, they are sent to the special call sign BLNn. BLNI is shown on line I of the bulletins display, BLN2 on line 2 and so on. Bulletins should be used sparingly or not at all: APRS supports a variety of general and directed (addressed to a single recipient) queries and their replies . APRS Query for what other APRS stations are on frequency. Is typically used when a new stations comes up and wants to get an up to date status . The query can be constrained to a circle around a given latitude and longitude in which case only stations within that circle reply.
Now we're ready to configure Outpost. From the main menu, select Setup > Identification. ," box, enter your Tactical Call in the "Tactical . Call" field, and fill in the "ID Text String" (will be part of the transmitted legal identification string at the end of an Outpost Session) . At this point, when you start a new message, it will open with lSJVMC set as the FROM address. " box . All subsequent message and BBS processing will occur with your legal call sign. See Figure 3-11. #xxxxx, where: #is a number.
If you have several TelPac stations that you may be using, you can create separate channels for each. (5) With everything finally configured, you can start the system by running AGWPE, then Paclink AGW (Paclink AGW will start Paclink Postoffice automatically). Alternatively, you can have AGWPE start Paclink AGW when it starts. ) Open Outlook and compose a message. When you are finished, click SEND just as you would for normal Internet e-mail. If the Winlink account is the default, it should start trying to connect to the designated TelPac station through the Paclink AGW.