I’m planning on taking my yaesu ft3d up Mount Battock as a second radio for the 145 Alive event tomorrow.
I plan to leave it running on 144.800 MHz, the UK and EU APRS frequency, sending beacons at regular intervals.
If I am beaconing and someone messages me, then I respond to the message, does this form a QSO? Now, I am talking a direct radio to radio message here, not via a digipeater, as I am thinking that counts as a normal repeater. Message path is easily checked by looking at the raw message data and also the conformation of reception can be viewed on aprs.fi
Thoughts appreciated. It woukd be a good addition to my arsenal tomorrow and APRS packets can often travel great distances.
Yes, I know this. I was really asking if it is ethical to validate that the message was received by using a computer after the event. I know this happens on EME, 6 m sporadic E etc, but wasn’t sure about SOTA.