[OZAPRS] Distorted tones in central VK5 area

Mark Jessop lenniethelemming at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 22:41:19 AEST 2018

Can you get a recording of the packets? I can run them through direwolf,
which is fairly tolerant and may decode the packet successfuly.

Mark VK5QI

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM, Terry, VK5ATN <vk5atn at internode.on.net>

> This is primarily a question for APRS members in VK5.
> For some time now I've been hearing some very distorted packets on
> 145.175.  They are very strong here in Balaklava, and they would appear to
> be coming from a station configured as a digipeater.
> The packets do not decode on any of my receiving equipment.   Indeed the
> sound is very much the same as my own earlier packets from this QTH when
> using the computer connected to either of my TNCs - a strong 50 (or 100) Hz
> buzz superimposed on each transmitted packet.   Mine appears to be an earth
> loop issue which I've given up on. I now use a WX3in1 here as an Igate for
> my own experiments - and of course anyone else who is close enough to be
> heard..
> I've a feeling that the station could be VK5RLH - I apologise if it's not,
> but whatever it is - it gets a lot of airtime - possibly to no useful
> purpose.    I'm completely out of any communication loop here at the SA
> level, so I wonder if anyone else has heard these packets, and/or  do they
> have information more substantial than my speculation about their source.
> More importantly perhaps are any steps under way to rectify the problem.
> 73
> Terry
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