APRS iGate Testing

Since Boxing Day I’ve been igating local APRS packets (Thanks to Santa bringing a serial to usb converter!) which is filling in the hole that is Oxford. To do this I’m using a Yaesu FT-7800 and a Diamond V-2000 co-linear (perched at 27 feet) and the Foxview which Dad...
Foxdelta Foxview 3

Foxdelta Foxview 3

Last week bought a new addition to the shack in the form of a Foxdelta Foxview 3 APRS viewer so we can monitor local APRS traffic without the need of using a computer, after Dad purchased the kit we also needed to order a MX614 which I could only find available in the...

First Packets From NO-44

This morning I received my first APRS signals from NO-44 although not strong it was early audible as it passed over the UK to the north.. I was also lucky enough to be able to get a packet digi’d! Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE [11:45:41]...
Foxdelta FoxTrak

Foxdelta FoxTrak

After messing about with APRS using my mobile and APRS.fi, I decided it was time to-do things properly and ordered the Foxdelta FoxTrak for around £14 plus postage and it arrived 5 days later from India which is pretty darn impressive! and to wire it up correctly I...
ISS Packet & SO-67

ISS Packet & SO-67

Since being back from the Isle of Arran I’ve been doing a lot of APRS via the ISS, we used APRS while traveling and it was a useful tool for knowing where everyone was and I’ve sort of become hooked just wish there was more activity on 144.800 in the...

APRS using Google Latitude & APRS.fi

I’ve been using Google Latitude for a while with Google Maps on my mobile (old school Nokia E71) and often wondered how to send location data from the phone to the APRS network, as there didn’t seem to be any applications to-do so unlike for Android and...