[OZAPRS] APRS from an airliner: keeping it simple

Darryl Smith darryl at radio-active.net.au
Fri Feb 14 20:09:01 AEDT 2020

I often get GPS through the side window if I am flying commercially... always fun having OzRunways running and seeing where you are flying. 

Flying GA, I always have GPS given the Perspex canopy above us. No in flight wifi, but on October we were amazed at how good mobile phone coverage was. We probably had coverage 75% of the time from Coober Pedy to Uluru... and we were only flying below 10,000’. 

ADSB coverage was fairly good, although I don’t know what FlightRadar etc coverage was like. 

> On 14 Feb 2020, at 7:31 pm, Liz <liz at billiau.net> wrote:
> QTR Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:15:31 +1100 Carlos PECO BERROCAL QTC
>> Thanks Mal,
>> I have to confess that I have never tried the GPS inside the plane,
>> maybe it was as simple as placing it close to the window !
>> 73,
>> Carlos VK1EA
> I've tried on various size aeroplanes and from whatever seat I've had.
> Sometimes there is GPS reception and sometimes not. Working out where
> the GPS antenna is within the device helps to place the antenna close
> to a window.
> I had not considered using APRSdroid, I just use the GPS to keep a
> watch on progress using SatStat.
> I don't get to travel on the Darwin route often which is the only route
> I've used with onboard internet.
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> Liz
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