[OZAPRS] New HF APRS iGates in VK5 - 30m/40m

Graeme graeme at abrona.com.au
Sun Sep 13 09:56:20 AEST 2020

The lack of APRS.IS reporting has been overcome by changing the 
tracker's beacon path from APRS to WIDE1-1.

Graeme VK2HFG

On 12/09/2020 6:34 pm, Graeme wrote:
> Hello Mark,
> Your 40m igate has been receiving my mobile beacons exceedingly well 
> from SW NSW even though aprs.fi doesn't list my tracker's callsign 
> VK2HFG-9 as having been heard directly.  It appears that aprs.fi 
> doesn't recognise OT+ compressed position beacons for the stations 
> heard directly statistics even though it shows them on the map of 
> position packets sent to aprs-is.  OT+ compressed format is not Mic-E 
> compressed format and the packets are never listed by any igate as 
> having been heard directly so its not just your igate.
> Graeme VK2HFG
> *From:* OZAPRS <ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au> on behalf of Mark Jessop 
> <lenniethelemming at gmail.com>
>>> *Sent:* Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:09:45 PM
>>> *To:* Australian APRS Users <OZAPRS at aprs.net.au>
>>> *Subject:* [OZAPRS] New HF APRS iGates in VK5 - 30m/40m
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm now running receive-only HF APRS iGates at the AREG low-noise 
>>> remote HF Receive site, which is north of Adelaide. The antenna is a 
>>> broadband conical monopole. The callsign is currently VK5QI-3.
>>> The receivers are sitting on:
>>> 30m: 10147.6 kHz USB
>>> 40m: 7045.2 kHz USB
>>> These iGates are using direwolf, which is hooked into the Airspy HF 
>>> SpyServers which are running up at the site. This allows the 
>>> receivers to be shared amongst many clients, of which the HF APRS 
>>> decoder is one.
>>> Information on the scripts I'm using to run this is available here: 
>>> https://gist.github.com/darksidelemm/6b60767714295962771bca7b728b343c
>>> The 30m iGate has been running for a while, and has seen stations as 
>>> far away as Europe.
>>> 73
>>> Mark VK5QI
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