My First Confirmed Contact via APRS Messaging

This morning on my drive to work I was listening to a conversation on the PAPA system via PAPA 22 which is on Pleasant’s Peak.  The PAPA system has many repeaters interlinked throughout California.  A ham operator was hiking up to Strawberry Peak to do a SOTA activation (W6/CT-018).  I don’t know which repeater he was using, but it probably wasn’t PAPA 22.  I’m thinking maybe he was on PAPA 4.  Anyway, when I got to work I thought I would see if he was tracking his location via APRS and found him as N6MKW-7.  …

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