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Offline SCWolverine

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HF APRS-cool messaging tool
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:25:14 AM »
Most of you know that APRS has been a 'thing' for me for a while now...

I caught up with Julian, OH8STN, via the toob and soaked up his recent HFAPRS videos.
Glory to the Maker, I was able to get HFAPRS Messenger running all-by-my-self :) and have received a few emails from different Ops who have heard my station.
I'm currently operating HFAPRS Mesenger on 30m @ 10.147.6
I began running my 40m dipole and was hearing a few stations; I found an old Budwig and built a quick 30m dipole and it's working pretty swell!
The only thing: I've yet to see my station reported via aprs.fi (maybe an iGate hasn't heard me?)
I was able to message via the service with a few stations: MO, TX, Canada!

Software:
http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/aprs_messenger.htm


Julian/OH8STN Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEUP8Cogs_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jipFJi1KHPs


Offline Smurf Hunter

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Re: HF APRS-cool messaging tool
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 10:08:32 AM »
Most of you know that APRS has been a 'thing' for me for a while now...

I caught up with Julian, OH8STN, via the toob and soaked up his recent HFAPRS videos.
Glory to the Maker, I was able to get HFAPRS Messenger running all-by-my-self :) and have received a few emails from different Ops who have heard my station.
I'm currently operating HFAPRS Mesenger on 30m @ 10.147.6
I began running my 40m dipole and was hearing a few stations; I found an old Budwig and built a quick 30m dipole and it's working pretty swell!
The only thing: I've yet to see my station reported via aprs.fi (maybe an iGate hasn't heard me?)
I was able to message via the service with a few stations: MO, TX, Canada!

Software:
http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/aprs_messenger.htm


Julian/OH8STN Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEUP8Cogs_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jipFJi1KHPs

In general reverse beacons have tremendous value when it comes to learning what your station's transmit capabilities are.