[OZAPRS] Fwd: [VK2-APRS] APRS interference issue

Grant (VK5ZWI) vk5zwi at bigpond.com
Fri Aug 22 09:19:48 EST 2008

That may be almost incurable. We had it here in Adelaide years ago
and had to put it down to rusty bolts in the tower - as it came and went
when we shook it (it was a 120ft free standing job).

You will be very hard pressed to control it without one or other of the
services changing frequency as anything non-linear on the site that can
act as a diode can produce the mixing effect and have it reradiate around
the site.  (I am assuming at this point that your WICEN repeater, UHF
repeater and APRS digipeater are all colocated?)

The case we had years ago was 147.575 mixing with 147.000 to produce
146.425 - only 25KHz above the repeater input. We ended up moving the packet
to 144.925 to get away from the problem.  Your mix is a little more
but being only first and second order can still be fairly easy to produce.

Grant VK5ZWI

-----Original Message-----
From: ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au]On
Behalf Of David Hardy
Sent: Thursday, 21 August 2008 9:13 AM
To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au; VK2-APRS at yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [OZAPRS] Fwd: [VK2-APRS] APRS interference issue


The cause of the issue has been found. It is a local intermod of our
UHF repeater 438.075 - (2 x APRS) 290.350 = 147.725 our WICEN repeater
Now the task is to find out where it is coming from!


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-----Original Message-----
From: ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au] On
Behalf Of Damien Gardner Jnr
Sent: Wednesday, 20 August 2008 4:59 PM
To: Australian APRS Users
Subject: [OZAPRS] Fwd: [VK2-APRS] APRS interference issue

Forwarded to ozaprs, as I dont' think anyone uses the vk2-aprs list ;)

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "vk2ydh" <vk2ydh at terrigal.net.au>
> Date: 20 August 2008 4:54:17 PM
> To: <VK2-APRS at yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [VK2-APRS] APRS interference issue
> Reply-To: VK2-APRS at yahoogroups.com
> Hi,
>  I'm from the Central Coast ARC and we are getting APRS packets on our

> WICEN VHF Repeater 147.125 TX and 147.725 MHz RX at Somersby.
>  The packets are mainly 07:45 - 08:15 and 4:45 - 5:15PM and
> intermittent through the day and night.
>  We are receiving a strong signal at Somersby on 147.725 MHz (repeater

> input) it can't be heard at Kanwal and we are attempting to track down

> the source.
>  Can people  check to make sure they are not inavertantly txing on out

> repeater input?
>  Regards,
>  Dave Hardy
>  vk2jdh
>  Sample packet dump of rx.
>  Mon Aug 18 08:13:01 2008 - 4700 recv:
>  KISS: Port 0 Data
>  AX25: VK2INT-5->APU25N v VK2RAG-1* INETNC UI pid=Text  0000
> }VK2RBX-1>APNU19,TCPIP,VK2INT-5*:!3412.65SS14215.84E#PHG5330/W2
>  0040  APRS Digi - Mildura - (2).
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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