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RECEPTION

pat obrien <2WR796@...>
 

3:00 PM Indiana  TIME, PICKED UP WA8LMF  AT S6  IN southern Indiana/30 meters

POB/K8LEN


Re: Has there been any successful deployment of CCW on a raspberry pi? #raspberrypi #pi #linux

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Edited

Hi...in our case what we need it details of the checksum calculation that is appended to the packets an used for validation when decoding.Personally I think trying to run this under arm Linux on a Pi is going to be too resource heavy to work reliably.

circuit card assembly


Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

WA8LMF
 

On 7/27/2018 3:22 AM, Mike Asbury wrote:
The set up that I'm using to monitor this test is RF only.  I have the internet disabled so anything I receive is coming through the radio via SoundModem> APRS Messenger> APRSIS32.  The radio was set to 60m Channel 5 (5.405.00)  I received one beacon from Des Moines and another a few minutes later from west of Des Moines.  Nothing on 60m the rest of the day.  I'm now back on 30m monitoring.

I was on 60M all day Wednesday and until about 1000 EDT Thursday.   I then switched to the usual 30M frequencies. 

The screencaps from APRS.fi below show my home station in central Michigan (that was also igating) heard the 60-meter beacons pretty much constantly until I switched to 30 about 100 miles west of Des Moines on Thursday morning. 

The Iowa highway rest stops located about every 30 miles along I-80 all provide free WiFi to the parking lot.  As I headed west, I would pull into each rest stop in turn and look at  both my own home copies of UIview using VNC, and the tracks on APRS.fi.     When I stopped seeing any evidence that my home igate was hearing me on 60,  I switched to 30 meters.

Two takeaways so far:

1)   60 only started working after about 8-9 AM local time and shut down at about 8-9 PM local.

2    The MFSK16 mode was VASTLY superior to AX.25 packet at the beginning and end of each day.     My igate would start hearing me about 30-60 minutes earlier each day than on AX.25, and stopped hearing me about 45 minutes later than on AX.25.

First day on 60M MFSK16



Second day on 30M MFSK16 to end of drive in Ft Lupton, CO.   Today (Friday) I will be driving around the Boulder/Evergreen area.


Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

Mike Asbury
 

The set up that I'm using to monitor this test is RF only.  I have the internet disabled so anything I receive is coming through the radio via SoundModem> APRS Messenger> APRSIS32.  The radio was set to 60m Channel 5 (5.405.00)  I received one beacon from Des Moines and another a few minutes later from west of Des Moines.  Nothing on 60m the rest of the day.  I'm now back on 30m monitoring.

Mike, W9MPA


Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip (SSTV)

Russell Blair <nc5opsk@...>
 

I just decoded a picture on scottie2 not the best but did get a picture.

NC5O Russell



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------ Original Message ------
From: "Russell Blair" <nc5opsk@...>
Sent: 7/26/2018 12:57:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip (SSTV)

I moved to the SSTV frequency looking for you signal no good on 15m did see some signals on 20m, robot63 and a few scottie2, I was unable to decode any of the signals, not very good hr. I'm on 20m now. I will keep looking for you on SSTV.
NC5O Russell



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From: "WA8LMF via Groups.Io" <wa8lmf@...>
Sent: 7/26/2018 11:08:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

On 7/26/2018 9:45 AM, Mike Asbury wrote:
Stephen,

I received your beacon on 60m this morning at 08.36.55hrs here in Kansas, just south of Manhattan.  I was monitoring all day yesterday as you came south and west toward Kansas but never saw anything, but I got it this morning.  Good test!  Very interesting...I'll continue to monitor.

Mike, W9MPA


Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip (SSTV)

Russell Blair <nc5opsk@...>
 

I moved to the SSTV frequency looking for you signal no good on 15m did see some signals on 20m, robot63 and a few scottie2, I was unable to decode any of the signals, not very good hr. I'm on 20m now. I will keep looking for you on SSTV.
NC5O Russell



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From: "WA8LMF via Groups.Io" <wa8lmf@...>
Sent: 7/26/2018 11:08:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

On 7/26/2018 9:45 AM, Mike Asbury wrote:
Stephen,

I received your beacon on 60m this morning at 08.36.55hrs here in Kansas, just south of Manhattan.  I was monitoring all day yesterday as you came south and west toward Kansas but never saw anything, but I got it this morning.  Good test!  Very interesting...I'll continue to monitor.

Mike, W9MPA


Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

WA8LMF
 

On 7/26/2018 9:45 AM, Mike Asbury wrote:
Stephen,

I received your beacon on 60m this morning at 08.36.55hrs here in Kansas, just south of Manhattan.  I was monitoring all day yesterday as you came south and west toward Kansas but never saw anything, but I got it this morning.  Good test!  Very interesting...I'll continue to monitor.

Mike, W9MPA
_._,_._,_

 
I was hitting my igate in Michigan this morning (Wed 26 July) west of Des Moines until about 1000 EDT.  Now my WiFi checks of my server from the car show I'm no longer being heard in Michigan.

I've now switched the HF APRS setup back to the usual 30 meters until the return trip next week. 

Also now have the autobeaconing SSTV LiveCAM going on 20 or 15 meters.  This live frame-grabs my dashcam every 5 minutes and sends a live pic from the highway.   On the usual SSTV freqs   14.230 or 21.340 .



Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

Mike Asbury
 

Stephen,

I received your beacon on 60m this morning at 08.36.55hrs here in Kansas, just south of Manhattan.  I was monitoring all day yesterday as you came south and west toward Kansas but never saw anything, but I got it this morning.  Good test!  Very interesting...I'll continue to monitor.

Mike, W9MPA


On 60m for the night

Russell Blair <nc5opsk@...>
 

Off to bed will only be Rx on 5.403.50 CUL

NC5O-66 Russell



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Re: I'm going back on to 60m

Russell Blair <nc5opsk@...>
 

The frequency is 5403.5 only manual beaconing. I'm beacon 30 min +/-
NC5O-66 Russell



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------ Original Message ------
From: "WA8LMF via Groups.Io" <wa8lmf@...>
Sent: 7/25/2018 8:23:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] I'm back on 30m

On 7/25/2018 7:56 PM, WA8LMF via Groups.Io wrote:

During the day, all the beaconing was done with the mobile laptop.� Now that I am in the motel for the night, I have shut down and removed the laptop. I now have a TinyTrack III connected to directly to the radio overnight.� I.e. there will only be AX.25 beacons; the MFSK16 mode depends on a soundcard app on the PC.� I'm leaving the setup on 60 meters overnight.� Sometime tomorrow (Thursday) I will switch the mobile HF setup frdom 60 meters to 30 meters when my Internet logins indicate that I am finally out of range to home on 60 meters.
�
OOPs!!�� I forgot.� The TinyTrack III is programmed with the SSID of -2 that I customarily use on 30 meters, instead of the SSID of -6 that I have been beaconing all day on 60 meters with the soundcard apps on the laptop.�������� If you hear it at all overnight, you will be looking for WA8LMF-2� instead of WA8LMF-6� .���



--

Stephen H. Smith��� wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Skype:������� WA8LMF
EchoLink:� Node #� 14400� [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:��������� http://wa8lmf.net

�_______ Windows 10 Outrages! _______
�� <http://WA8LMF.net/Windows10_Info>

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
�� <http://wa8lmf.net/map>

Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
�� <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>


Re: I'm back on 30m

WA8LMF
 

On 7/25/2018 7:56 PM, WA8LMF via Groups.Io wrote:

During the day, all the beaconing was done with the mobile laptop.� Now that I am in the motel for the night, I have shut down and removed the laptop. I now have a TinyTrack III connected to directly to the radio overnight.� I.e. there will only be AX.25 beacons; the MFSK16 mode depends on a soundcard app on the PC.� I'm leaving the setup on 60 meters overnight.� Sometime tomorrow (Thursday) I will switch the mobile HF setup frdom 60 meters to 30 meters when my Internet logins indicate that I am finally out of range to home on 60 meters.
�
OOPs!!�� I forgot.� The TinyTrack III is programmed with the SSID of -2 that I customarily use on 30 meters, instead of the SSID of -6 that I have been beaconing all day on 60 meters with the soundcard apps on the laptop.�������� If you hear it at all overnight, you will be looking for WA8LMF-2� instead of WA8LMF-6� .���



--

Stephen H. Smith��� wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Skype:������� WA8LMF
EchoLink:� Node #� 14400� [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:��������� http://wa8lmf.net

�_______ Windows 10 Outrages! _______
�� <http://WA8LMF.net/Windows10_Info>

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
�� <http://wa8lmf.net/map>

Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
�� <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>


Re: I'm back on 30m

WA8LMF
 

On 7/25/2018 8:04 PM, pat obrien wrote:
�����Russ
WHAT FREQUENCY ON 60METERS
73
PAT/K8LEN����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
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The link to the details was in my original post.����

Go to:

<http://WA8LMF.net/map>

Click on the black link for "Special Events Server" to get the details and my mapping webserver display for 60 meters.�


�
�
-------Original Message-------
�
Date: 07/25/18 18:20:09
Subject: [CrossCountryWireless] I'm back on 30m
�
60m dead��in daytime will try later night. I'm back on 30m no


60 was open and active all day.�� Go to <http://APRS.fi/WA8LMF-6> (AX.25 packet)� or <http://APRS.fi/WA8LMF-66> (MFSK16).� Expand the time span to 24 hours and zoom map out for a larger view. You will see that my home station in central Michigan has been copying me since about 9:00 AM EDT until I arrived in Des Moines this evening about 19:00 EDT.��

During the day, all the beaconing was done with the mobile laptop.� Now that I am in the motel for the night, I have shut down and removed the laptop. I now have a TinyTrack III connected to directly to the radio overnight.� I.e. there will only be AX.25 beacons; the MFSK16 mode depends on a soundcard app on the PC.� I'm leaving the setup on 60 meters overnight.� Sometime tomorrow (Thursday) I will switch the mobile HF setup frdom 60 meters to 30 meters when my Internet logins indicate that I am finally out of range to home on 60 meters.

My home station in East Lansing MI will continue to monitor and igate both 60 meters AND 30 meters, so if you want to experiment with 60, you may still get gated to the APRS Internet System even though my mobile will be on 30M.

My experience so far indicates, just as I expected, that there is no skip zone on 60 meters most of the time, as there is on 30 meters.� Thus the stations that are "too close" (under 250-300 miles) to be heard by my igate on 30 will be heard on 60 .

______________________________________________________________________________________


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Stephen H. Smith��� wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Skype:������� WA8LMF
EchoLink:� Node #� 14400� [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:��������� http://wa8lmf.net

�_______ Windows 10 Outrages! _______
�� <http://WA8LMF.net/Windows10_Info>

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
�� <http://wa8lmf.net/map>

Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
�� <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>


Re: I'm back on 30m

pat obrien <2WR796@...>
 

     Russ
WHAT FREQUENCY ON 60METERS
73
PAT/K8LEN                                                                                        
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 07/25/18 18:20:09
Subject: [CrossCountryWireless] I'm back on 30m
 
60m dead  in daytime will try later night. I'm back on 30m now
 
NC5O-60 Russell
 
 
 
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I'm back on 30m

Russell Blair <nc5opsk@...>
 

60m dead in daytime will try later night. I'm back on 30m now

NC5O-60 Russell



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Moved over to 60M

Russell Blair <nc5opsk@...>
 

I'l be in the house for some time now and be trying to beacon 30 min +/-

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Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

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I got it hr.
NC5O



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------ Original Message ------
From: "WA8LMF via Groups.Io" <wa8lmf@...>
Sent: 7/25/2018 2:14:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

Testing 1,2,3...   I'm now on the road in eastern Iowa.  Got a cryptic message that I had been "un-subscribed" from the Cross Country Wireless mailing list.   

Testing to see if the groups.io remailer is working normally.  I should see this come back to me if it is working.




Thanks for all the detail!  Sounds like a very entertaining, but LONG trip.

Hope you have fun and as always the APRS results are interesting to the community.

73!

-Scott,  K4KDR


==============================

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 1:18 AM, WA8LMF via Groups.Io <wa8lmf@...> wrote:

On Wednesday 25 July 2018, I will be departing for my annual road trip to the Colorado Rockies for the Evergreen Jazz Festival <http://evergreenjazz.org> . The trip out there (1100 miles/1750 Km) takes two days of non-stop driving. 

The first day (Wednesday) ends in Des Moines, Iowa about 500 miles/800Km out.  I will be beaconing on 60 meters with both standard 300 baud AX.25 and APRS Messengert MFSK16.    On the second day, which starts in Des Moines and ends in the Denver, Colorado area, I will switch to the normal 30-meters HF APRS, since I will presumably be too far from the home QTH (East Lansing, Michigan) 60-meter igate to hear me.  I will remain on 30 meters until the last day of the return trip (Des Moines-->Home) where I will again start operating on 60 meters. The final day is tentatively on 1 August.  

I am carrying two monoband HamSticks, one for 30 meters and one for 60 meters.   The mobile installation has a Kenwood D700 VHF/UHF with full mobile laptop mapping and two-way messaging, and two HF rigs. A Yaesu FT-891 is dedicated to the 30M & 60M HF APRS  operation.  General HF operation on 40M through 6M (including my "Mobile SSTV LiveCAM") will be on a Yaesu FT-857. 

At home,  UIview mapping webservers/igates are operating simultaneously on 30 & 60 meters.  As usual, go to

     <http://WA8LMF.net/map>

which takes you to my APRS webserver gateway page.  Click on the cyan button for the normal 30-meters mapping server that shows everything I am hearing off-the-air at home in real time.  Click on the black "Special Events Webserver" button for the special 60-meters mapping server.     The 30-meter receiving system is using my homebrew mag loop and an FT-891. The 60-meter receiver is using a 105' dipole center-fed with ladder line and an FT-857.    All servers are up and running now, even through the departure is a couple of days away.   Anyone else that wants to try beaconing on 60 meters (and maybe being seen on my webserver, findu.com or APRS.fi) is welcome to try. 

Details on the receive frequencies, tones, etc for 60 meters is on the 60-meter server page, along with a route map of the 60-meter portion of the trip.     

The calls/SSIDs for the various bands are:

-  WA8LMF (no SSID)  -  Normal 144.39 2M APRS

-  WA8LMF-2   -  30-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-63 -  30-meters MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

-  WA8LMF-6   -  60-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-66 -  60-meters
MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

All frequencies are routed into my Panasonic CF-51 Toughbook mobile laptop via multiple homebrew soundcard interfaces, and are capable of full two-way messaging.  


_______________________________________________________________________________________
Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Skype:        WA8LMF
EchoLink:  Node #  14400  [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
   <http://wa8lmf.net/map>

Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
   <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>

 





Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

WA8LMF
 

Testing 1,2,3...   I'm now on the road in eastern Iowa.  Got a cryptic message that I had been "un-subscribed" from the Cross Country Wireless mailing list.   

Testing to see if the groups.io remailer is working normally.  I should see this come back to me if it is working.




Thanks for all the detail!  Sounds like a very entertaining, but LONG trip.

Hope you have fun and as always the APRS results are interesting to the community.

73!

-Scott,  K4KDR


==============================

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 1:18 AM, WA8LMF via Groups.Io <wa8lmf@...> wrote:

On Wednesday 25 July 2018, I will be departing for my annual road trip to the Colorado Rockies for the Evergreen Jazz Festival <http://evergreenjazz.org> . The trip out there (1100 miles/1750 Km) takes two days of non-stop driving. 

The first day (Wednesday) ends in Des Moines, Iowa about 500 miles/800Km out.  I will be beaconing on 60 meters with both standard 300 baud AX.25 and APRS Messengert MFSK16.    On the second day, which starts in Des Moines and ends in the Denver, Colorado area, I will switch to the normal 30-meters HF APRS, since I will presumably be too far from the home QTH (East Lansing, Michigan) 60-meter igate to hear me.  I will remain on 30 meters until the last day of the return trip (Des Moines-->Home) where I will again start operating on 60 meters. The final day is tentatively on 1 August.  

I am carrying two monoband HamSticks, one for 30 meters and one for 60 meters.   The mobile installation has a Kenwood D700 VHF/UHF with full mobile laptop mapping and two-way messaging, and two HF rigs. A Yaesu FT-891 is dedicated to the 30M & 60M HF APRS  operation.  General HF operation on 40M through 6M (including my "Mobile SSTV LiveCAM") will be on a Yaesu FT-857. 

At home,  UIview mapping webservers/igates are operating simultaneously on 30 & 60 meters.  As usual, go to

     <http://WA8LMF.net/map>

which takes you to my APRS webserver gateway page.  Click on the cyan button for the normal 30-meters mapping server that shows everything I am hearing off-the-air at home in real time.  Click on the black "Special Events Webserver" button for the special 60-meters mapping server.     The 30-meter receiving system is using my homebrew mag loop and an FT-891. The 60-meter receiver is using a 105' dipole center-fed with ladder line and an FT-857.    All servers are up and running now, even through the departure is a couple of days away.   Anyone else that wants to try beaconing on 60 meters (and maybe being seen on my webserver, findu.com or APRS.fi) is welcome to try. 

Details on the receive frequencies, tones, etc for 60 meters is on the 60-meter server page, along with a route map of the 60-meter portion of the trip.     

The calls/SSIDs for the various bands are:

-  WA8LMF (no SSID)  -  Normal 144.39 2M APRS

-  WA8LMF-2   -  30-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-63 -  30-meters MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

-  WA8LMF-6   -  60-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-66 -  60-meters
MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

All frequencies are routed into my Panasonic CF-51 Toughbook mobile laptop via multiple homebrew soundcard interfaces, and are capable of full two-way messaging.  


_______________________________________________________________________________________
Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Skype:        WA8LMF
EchoLink:  Node #  14400  [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
   <http://wa8lmf.net/map>

Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
   <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>

 





Re: More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

K4KDR
 

Thanks for all the detail!  Sounds like a very entertaining, but LONG trip.

Hope you have fun and as always the APRS results are interesting to the community.

73!

-Scott,  K4KDR


==============================

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 1:18 AM, WA8LMF via Groups.Io <wa8lmf@...> wrote:

On Wednesday 25 July 2018, I will be departing for my annual road trip to the Colorado Rockies for the Evergreen Jazz Festival <http://evergreenjazz.org> . The trip out there (1100 miles/1750 Km) takes two days of non-stop driving. 

The first day (Wednesday) ends in Des Moines, Iowa about 500 miles/800Km out.  I will be beaconing on 60 meters with both standard 300 baud AX.25 and APRS Messengert MFSK16.    On the second day, which starts in Des Moines and ends in the Denver, Colorado area, I will switch to the normal 30-meters HF APRS, since I will presumably be too far from the home QTH (East Lansing, Michigan) 60-meter igate to hear me.  I will remain on 30 meters until the last day of the return trip (Des Moines-->Home) where I will again start operating on 60 meters. The final day is tentatively on 1 August.  

I am carrying two monoband HamSticks, one for 30 meters and one for 60 meters.   The mobile installation has a Kenwood D700 VHF/UHF with full mobile laptop mapping and two-way messaging, and two HF rigs. A Yaesu FT-891 is dedicated to the 30M & 60M HF APRS  operation.  General HF operation on 40M through 6M (including my "Mobile SSTV LiveCAM") will be on a Yaesu FT-857. 

At home,  UIview mapping webservers/igates are operating simultaneously on 30 & 60 meters.  As usual, go to

     <http://WA8LMF.net/map>

which takes you to my APRS webserver gateway page.  Click on the cyan button for the normal 30-meters mapping server that shows everything I am hearing off-the-air at home in real time.  Click on the black "Special Events Webserver" button for the special 60-meters mapping server.     The 30-meter receiving system is using my homebrew mag loop and an FT-891. The 60-meter receiver is using a 105' dipole center-fed with ladder line and an FT-857.    All servers are up and running now, even through the departure is a couple of days away.   Anyone else that wants to try beaconing on 60 meters (and maybe being seen on my webserver, findu.com or APRS.fi) is welcome to try. 

Details on the receive frequencies, tones, etc for 60 meters is on the 60-meter server page, along with a route map of the 60-meter portion of the trip.     

The calls/SSIDs for the various bands are:

-  WA8LMF (no SSID)  -  Normal 144.39 2M APRS

-  WA8LMF-2   -  30-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-63 -  30-meters MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

-  WA8LMF-6   -  60-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-66 -  60-meters
MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

All frequencies are routed into my Panasonic CF-51 Toughbook mobile laptop via multiple homebrew soundcard interfaces, and are capable of full two-way messaging.  


_______________________________________________________________________________________
Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Skype:        WA8LMF
EchoLink:  Node #  14400  [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
   <http://wa8lmf.net/map>

Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
   <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>

 




More 60-Meters APRS Tests and Annual Summer Road Trip

WA8LMF
 

On Wednesday 25 July 2018, I will be departing for my annual road trip to the Colorado Rockies for the Evergreen Jazz Festival <http://evergreenjazz.org> . The trip out there (1100 miles/1750 Km) takes two days of non-stop driving. 

The first day (Wednesday) ends in Des Moines, Iowa about 500 miles/800Km out.  I will be beaconing on 60 meters with both standard 300 baud AX.25 and APRS Messengert MFSK16.    On the second day, which starts in Des Moines and ends in the Denver, Colorado area, I will switch to the normal 30-meters HF APRS, since I will presumably be too far from the home QTH (East Lansing, Michigan) 60-meter igate to hear me.  I will remain on 30 meters until the last day of the return trip (Des Moines-->Home) where I will again start operating on 60 meters. The final day is tentatively on 1 August.  

I am carrying two monoband HamSticks, one for 30 meters and one for 60 meters.   The mobile installation has a Kenwood D700 VHF/UHF with full mobile laptop mapping and two-way messaging, and two HF rigs. A Yaesu FT-891 is dedicated to the 30M & 60M HF APRS  operation.  General HF operation on 40M through 6M (including my "Mobile SSTV LiveCAM") will be on a Yaesu FT-857. 

At home,  UIview mapping webservers/igates are operating simultaneously on 30 & 60 meters.  As usual, go to

     <http://WA8LMF.net/map>

which takes you to my APRS webserver gateway page.  Click on the cyan button for the normal 30-meters mapping server that shows everything I am hearing off-the-air at home in real time.  Click on the black "Special Events Webserver" button for the special 60-meters mapping server.     The 30-meter receiving system is using my homebrew mag loop and an FT-891. The 60-meter receiver is using a 105' dipole center-fed with ladder line and an FT-857.    All servers are up and running now, even through the departure is a couple of days away.   Anyone else that wants to try beaconing on 60 meters (and maybe being seen on my webserver, findu.com or APRS.fi) is welcome to try. 

Details on the receive frequencies, tones, etc for 60 meters is on the 60-meter server page, along with a route map of the 60-meter portion of the trip.     

The calls/SSIDs for the various bands are:

-  WA8LMF (no SSID)  -  Normal 144.39 2M APRS

-  WA8LMF-2   -  30-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-63 -  30-meters MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

-  WA8LMF-6   -  60-meters AX.25 packet APRS
-  WA8LMF-66 -  60-meters
MFSK16 or PSK63 APRS generated by APRS Messenger

All frequencies are routed into my Panasonic CF-51 Toughbook mobile laptop via multiple homebrew soundcard interfaces, and are capable of full two-way messaging.  


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Skype:        WA8LMF
EchoLink:  Node #  14400  [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net

Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
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Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
   <http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm>

 



Re: SDRs as panadapters

lizwill282@...
 

Hello Chris,

I intend to connect the SDR Receiver SDRPlay RSP1A to my IC-R8500 as panadapter, and I would like to purchase the DC blocking capacitor. Would you please what and how to order such item from the Cross Country Wireless?

Many thanks and kind regards
Will

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