[OZAPRS] Alice Springs & VK8 APRS

David and Justine Olsen davejust at bigpond.net.au
Thu Dec 10 01:06:58 EST 2009

I was successfully tracked every few minutes this year on 40m HF  
mobile by my own base in Townsville and via VK5 40m gate as well.  
Alice across the Simpson a couple of times and elsewhere.

David VK4MDX

On 10 Dec 2009, at 00:00, Andrew Gilbett wrote:

> Hi All,
> Next year I shall be walking the Larapinta Trail from Alice Springs to
> Mt Sonder in the West MacDonnell Ranges (about 223km). I am interested
> to show my progress on the internet to friends and family also of
> course fellow amateurs via RF. I am wondering whether there is any
> kind of IGate near Alice Springs as the website does not seem to
> mention one or if there is someone who may be willing to host one?
> Also I am interested in peoples experiences with using HF APRS, I
> remember that a particular group had a number of motor bikes using VHF
> APRS being gated to HF in a vehicle. There shall be a support vehicle
> that we shall visit every couple of days and shall be usually within
> 50km of the walking group.
> I have some ideas about how I shall go about this which I shall share
> soon as its a little late right now...
> I am currently working out the feasibility of this, so comments and
> ideas are welcome.
> Thanks :-)
> Andrew Gilbett
> andrew.gilbett at gmail.com
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