[OZAPRS] My Callsign never shows up on aprs.fi
timlog77 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 07:02:52 AEDT 2016
I too have a VX8GR.
My only suggestion Ashley is you try and get closer to the digi you are trying to use, the performance of my VX8 is dismal and has been since I first bought it when they were released. I find I need to be in a very strong signal area for it to work, encode or decode. Only in the last few days I've been reading up on adjusting levels via the service mode, I'm planning on trying this to see if it helps my situation, I'm over in ZL at present and have only got a few beacons out in total... Had it running all over the north island. Sounds like you have the settings down pat though, there is only a few critical settings.
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> On 5 Jan 2016, at 10:19 PM, Terry, VK5ATN <vk5atn at internode.on.net> wrote:
> G'day Ashley,
> There are three models for Yaesu's VX-8 series, although I think only two of them appear to have officially made it to Australia. There is a VX-8DR and a VX-8GR and they are different.
> I have the VX-8GR and that has worked for me whenever I've used it, including (very occasionally) in the greater Brisbane and Canberra areas, as well as its native SA. It's been a while since I actually 'fiddled' with the settings, so I'd need to clue up on what might be required for the '8GR - which is the only one I have any experience with. In this I was almost certainly helped by the fact that I had been experimenting with APRS and packet radio in general for a very long time, so I had a fair grounding in what was needed in TNC settings, paths and stuff like that.
> However, be assured that it should work; you are obviously half way there - perhaps even further than that ......
>> On 5/01/2016 8:43 PM, Ashley Betts wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have a Yaesu VX-8 handheld that I’m trying to configure to tx my position via APRS. I followed all of the steps in the radios manual and used the frequencies and digi-paths specified on aprs.net.au website but yet my station never seems to show up on aprs.fi. I’m receiving other stations reports on my handheld so I can receive ok. If I push the TX-PO button the radio appears to tx but as I mentioned before, nothing shows up. I have the GPS unit and have it configured to auto report. My calls sign is VK4HSA-9. Can anyone offer any suggestions to resolve this issue?
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