[OZAPRS] HF APRS - messages
vk4tgv at rumpleteazer.net
Sun Aug 31 07:48:44 EST 2008
Firstly forgive me if this has been done to death in the past.
It occurred to me that while operating HF APRS portable, that
bi-directional messaging via HF might be very useful in an Emcom
situation. So I tried sending messages, works fine, but how does a
portable station get a message to my portable station if they are using
145.175? I am presuming that the HF IGates will not pass messages from
VHF to HF (specifically targeted to HF stations only), I presuming this
as I tried it a few times.
So, my proposal is, say a TH-D7A (or similarly equipped radio/setup)
user sees a message from VK4TGV-15, replies to it via their local VHF
IGate, the IGate passes it to the APRS-IS, then the HF Gate that last
heard and gated the VK4TGV-15 message sends the message out via HF.
Does that sound unreasonable?
Cheers and 73,
Redcliffe and Districts Radio Club
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