Posting directly to the forums can be done with a few simple steps from any email capable radio. In this example we will be using APRS with the protocol EMAIL-2. To keep this as simple as possible, everything is done with standard protocols that are probably already set up on your radio. If you have an APRS.fi account, it will help you assure everything is working correctly. To start bring up the message window in APRS.
To make things easier, and much faster, start by creating an alias to the parse address. This step can be skipped, but skipping it will reduce the length of message you can send. To create your alias sent a message to EMAIL-2 with the syntax:
Example: ro firstname.lastname@example.org
You can substitute whatever alias you want in the place of “ro”
With the alias created, you can now send any message you want to post to the forums directly from your radio. To accomplish this, send email to EMAIL-2 with the syntax:
<ro your_message_here> Note that you need to use your alias if you used something different then “ro”
Example: ro Alias test post to forum from radio. Using Yaesu FTM-400.
Thats all there is to it. In the past this has been a great asset for groups checking in over a large area where everyone may not be in range or even on the same digital mode. For questions or comments check out the Discussion Topic.