APRS Thursday is a net managed by Michael KC8OWL, held every Thursday with the aim of growing message activity on APRS across the world. More information is available at the #APRSThursday event website or on the official Facebook group. Many manufacturers are now including APRS functionality as a standard feature, making APRS more accessible, and hopefully more popular than ever.
How to participate in #APRSThursday
The APRS Thursday net is held each week on Thursday between the hours of 00:00:00UTC to 23:59:59UTC.
Based on your browers locale, you can check into the net each week anytime between and in your local timezone.
CQ [space] HOTG [space] Your message text...An example message might look like:
CQ HOTG Hello from the Adirondack Mountains of New York...
U [space] HOTGThis will "Unjoin" your station and prevent additional traffic from being routed to you and eliminate unnecessary traffic on the system.
If your message has been successfully recevived by the ANSRVR (announcement server), it will be sent out to all hams who have checked in within the last 12 hours.
You can also head over to the Recent Check-Ins page and see if your message has been seen on the APRS network.
Alternative Check-in Procedure
HOTG [space] Your message text...Note the absence of the CQ. This will log your check-in on the APRSPH system only. Your check-in will be counted and included in the summary but will not be broadcast by ANSRVR.