[aprssig] Mobile Success With APRS Messenger PSK-63 on 30 Meters
chrism at crosscountrywireless.net
Fri Mar 5 07:03:52 CST 2010
I'm working on the GPS mobile tracker version of APRS Messenger over the
weekend. All being well it should be ready for your trip.
Tx PTT will be on the existing com port and the GPS input will be any
other serial or USB port. GPS input will be 4800 bd NMEA looking for the
I'll post information on APRSSIG when it's ready.
Cross Country Wireless (2009) Ltd
7 Thirlmere Grove, Bolton, Lancs, BL4 0QB, UK
Tel/fax: +44(0)1204 410626
Mobile: +44(0)7752 391908
Company number 6780346 registered in England and Wales
Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> Thursday Feb 4th about 5:30 PM Pacific time (i.e. just before sunset
> local time) I successfully exchanged two APRS messages with WB8SKP-2
> in Kentucky from my mobile in Los Angeles, over a path of about 1700
> miles (2700 KM).
> I was running about 50 watts peak output from my FT-857 into a Yaesu
> ATAS-100 mini-screwdriver ant mounted on the trunk lid of my Jetta
> TDI, on 30 meters 10.149.700 Mhz. The narrowband PSK mode is
> incredibly more effective than conventional AX25 FSK from a weak
> mobile! One message acked after only one transmission. the other
> took three tries.
> Next week on my trip to Las Vegas for the Wireless Communications
> Expo, I will using my big high-efficiency W6HIQ "Hi-Q" screwdriver
> instead. Hopefully more contacts if HF propagation cooperates!
> Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
> EchoLink Node: WA8LMF or 14400 [Think bottom of the 2M band]
> Skype: WA8LMF
> Home Page: http://wa8lmf.net
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> "APRS 101" Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
> Updated "Rev H" APRS http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
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