[OZAPRS] Telemetry experiment

Wade Smith wade.vk1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 23:58:35 AEST 2020

Hi Joe.

Would you mind sharing some details of the remote site set up. - radio, tnc
and voltage measuring etc.



On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 at 23:10, VK6ZTN <vk6ztn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Terry,
> looks good.
> A number of the VK6 repeaters have been using the APRS telemetry for some
> time to monitor the sites - as an example:
> https://aprs.fi/telemetry/?call=VK6RTH-3&date_start=2017-07-01+13%3A02%3A24&date_end=2020-07-01+13%3A02%3A24
> It's interesting to watch the data the remote sites can collect over time.
> 73
> Joe.
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:35 AM Terry, VK5ATN <vk5atn at internode.on.net>
> wrote:
>> One of the perhaps lesser know mini-features of APRS - and the amazing
>> sites which give us the feedback from our activities - are the telemetry
>> options from a station which is configured to supply them.   During the
>> lengthy outage of VK5RLH I built a remote fill in digi - mostly for my own
>> local interest - using some of the (spare) equipment which was back in one
>> of the cupboards.
>> The location has no mains power, so solar power needed to be set up.
>> Being concerned about how this would work in an un-monitored location about
>> 15 km from home, I started to investigate further.  Initially I purchased a Microsat
>> PLX digipeater
>> <http://microsat.com.pl/product_info.php?products_id=54&osCsid=8ff64890ac0dfd9cc1be5aa744930ec5>
>> which has the option of including the supply voltage  in the beacon string.
>>   Looking further into the options I subsequently purchased the telemetry
>> module <http://microsat.com.pl/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=118>
>> which gives me 4 extra parameter measurements.
>> A bit of experimentation was involved, and a few trips out to the site
>> ensued, but it's now working more or less to my satisfaction.   The result
>> is seen here:
>> https://aprs.fi/telemetry/a/VK5ATN-1
>> The graphs are (in order of appearance) battery voltage, charging current
>> from the solar panel, number of packets heard by the station, number of
>> packets digipeated by the station, and the temperature in the equipment
>> cabinet.
>> It has been - and continues to be - a fascinating exercise, and it's nice
>> to be able to monitor the more significant details from home.   Some
>> control over the station operation (mostly ON/OFF and transmit inhibit) can
>> also be controlled from home.
>> It's possible that many of you may have already done something along
>> these lines, but I thought I would report on one of my solo adventures in
>> AR for possible interest.    How long will the experiment run?   I don't
>> know.  The location of the station seems to cover quite a few spots which
>> VK5RLH and/or VK5ATN-2 don't hear.   I'll re-assess the need as time goes
>> on.   The equipment might just as well be doing something useful - even if
>> it's mostly only for me - as sitting back here in the cupboard again.
>> 73
>> Terry
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