[OZAPRS] test drive

Phillip zl2tze at yahoo.com.au
Sun Apr 27 11:10:56 EST 2008

Hi Dave, 
If you run Ui-View at home you can set Logs capture and save your track that
73 Phillip 
-------Original Message------- 
From: Dave Walmsley 
Date: 27/04/2008 11:35:38 a.m. 
To: Australian APRS Users 
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] test drive 
I felt sure that most APRS guides suggest low power, so a quick look at 
http://www.aprs.net.au/newuser guide.htm, and I find "10 watts to 20 watts 
is more than enough." 
With my current setup 5W will have to do; although there is an FM 900 here, 
that would need some re-programming and I never quite got the packet 
connections right. I think the next step is a "better" antenna. 
Also, looking at where the good and bad signals were, it's clear that 
terrain and vegetation (trees) make a big difference. e.g. heading out of 
Raymond Terrace, the river flats were great, but after that the foliage may 
have been a big contributor in killing my signal, not forgetting that it was

also VERY WET. I suspect that the couple of signals from Clarencetown were 
because we went around the block, and even stopped for a few minutes (to 
find that the Pub didn't have a bistro open :-( ). 
I'll attach a print screen for those interested. 
ON that topic.. I've used APRS.IF, is there a way to 'keep' my raw packets 
and fed them into a mapping program myself, say Ozi? 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Wells" <vk2tv at exemail.com.au> 
To: "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au> 
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:18 AM 
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] test drive 
> Michael and others, 
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