[OZAPRS] Spot vs Delorme Inreach

Tim timlog at bigpond.com
Mon Jul 29 07:52:18 EST 2013

Hi Gerard, no HF gear with me unfortunately, maybe on one of my rotations I could bring my 857 back over with a Tiny Track, antenna is the biggest problem, I'm living in a motel for the duration and have been looking at options, I'm in an upstairs room with a 16m long wooden railed balcony that I could hide a 20m dipole along, might be my only option. I was hoping to use the Spot/Delorme for mobile use as I'm out and about every day, getting quite some distance from the motel.

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On 15/07/2013, at 11:20 PM, Gerard Hill <vk2io at amsat.org> wrote:

> Hi Tim,
> Do you have any HF APRS gear with you? If so, you could try 20m APRS which is on 14.103 LSB using 1600/1800 Hz tones. There's no-one in VK/ZL on there yet, but lots of activity in Europe and some in US. As soon as I get a new antenna raised, I'll be on "Net14" too. More info here: http://www.bandscommunications.co.uk/
> Surprised about the SPOT coverage. I thought it was supposed to be world wide. I recently got one myself for use overseas.
> Cheers,
> Gerard - VK2IO
> On 15/07/2013 3:40 PM, timlog at bigpond.com wrote:
>> Anyone got any feedback on these two ?
>> I'm working in the Pacific for a couple of years ( check VK2HLT-15 ) no 3G here, so can only send packets when im at the lodge in wifi and pocket HF doesn't really fit the bill, sat based seems to be the go, problem is Spot appears to not have coverage in my area of the Pacific.. Has anyone got a Delorme Inreach to communicate with the aprs network similar to Spot ?
>> Cheers Tim VK2HLT
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