[OZAPRS] OZAPRS Digest, Vol 76, Issue 3

Ashley Betts Ashley.Betts at saltbushsoftware.com
Thu Jan 7 14:30:48 AEDT 2016

Thanks all for your suggestions. I probably am underpowered (no external antenna either) but today I took a ride down Cavendish Rd here in Brisbane and stopped near VK4RBR-3, manually transmitted a few times and then rode past VK4AQF-2 and I still didn’t appear on the display. I obviously have something amiss. The settings look good and it appears to transmit when the tx-po button is pressed but I never appear on the display of aprs.fi <http://aprs.fi/>.



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>   1. Re: My Callsign never shows up on aprs.fi (vk2tv)
> From: vk2tv <vk2tv at exemail.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] My Callsign never shows up on aprs.fi
> Date: 6 January 2016 6:21:32 am AEST
> To: Australian APRS Users <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
> Reply-To: Australian APRS Users <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
> Ashley,
> Listing some logical questions/statements ....
> Is your signal making it to the Igate? 
> Is your signal being squashed by other signals arriving at the local digi? 
> Keep in mind that handheld radios hear much better than they talk. 
> You haven't said if you're using the attached antenna, or an external antenna. 
> An attached antenna used indoors would be a poor choice for competing with other signals, regardless of how well you are receiving other stations.
> Is there a nearby aprs station that can listen for your signal?
> If I was using a handheld radio that is properly configured, but was not being seen on the network, the first thing I would suspect is my signal "isn't getting there". I'd try to improve my chances of being heard by moving into a better location with respect to the digi I'm trying to access. Try your luck from a well elevated location with an unobstructed path to the local digi and, if that works, see what you can do to improve your home situation.
> Regards,
> Ray vk2tv
> On 05/01/16 21:13, 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 <http://aprs.net.au/> website but yet my station never seems to show up on aprs.fi <http://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?
>> Regards,
>> Ashley
>> Ashley Betts
>> Saltbush Software
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Ashley Betts

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