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APRS (ham radio)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Prerunner1982, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Aug 6, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Guy from a FB group I am in recently went from South Texas to Alaska, here is his track via APRS.
    The dashed lines are where he was not able to be tracked, a few spots in the contiguous 48. A little more power and a higher gain antenna may have filled in a few of those spots.
    Not 100% coverage but still useful. I sent him some messages via APRS along the way, some made it, some didn't. Passing messages and your location appearing on the internet is all based on infrastructure put up by private individuals and radio clubs. Unfortunately some of the internet gateways are receive only, which prevents any messages from being passed from the Internet to RF which is a problem I have locally. I can sent local messages through a digital repeater, but if it has to go through the internet to someone out of my area I would not get their response. I can still send messages though and that is good to at least check in with the wife to say I am ok. APRS TX to AK.jpg
     
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  2. May 14, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    I recently took a short trip to SE/S Oklahoma over 6 days (about 450 miles) and had my APRS radio going the whole time. As you can see the digipeater coverage in SE Oklahoma is scarce. The only packets I got through were to digipeaters between 120 and 160 miles away, one in NE Oklahoma and the other in Arkansas. Not fool proof but still a good tool and fun to play with.

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  3. May 16, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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  4. May 16, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Keeps me warm at night.
     
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