[OZAPRS] Distorted tones in central VK5 area

Mark Jessop lenniethelemming at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 23:03:47 AEST 2018

As a brief update to this, I did have a listen and heard this interesting
sounding signal on 145.175MHz (please excuse the open mute):

Not sure if that's what you're hearing Terry, but it's quite strong here.

Mark VK5QI

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Mark Jessop <lenniethelemming at gmail.com>

> Can you get a recording of the packets? I can run them through direwolf,
> which is fairly tolerant and may decode the packet successfuly.
> 73
> Mark VK5QI
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM, Terry, VK5ATN <vk5atn at internode.on.net>
> wrote:
>> 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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