Category Archives: APRS

Activating Apple Orchard Mountain (W4V/RA-001)

On Saturday, 16 July 2016, Dave KB3RAN, Steve N3IPN, and I hiked up Apple Orchard Mountain (SOTA W4V/RA-001) to activate it for the Appalachian Trail Golden Packet event.  While we were there we took advantage of the altitude and activated … Continue reading

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Operating Portable from Apple Orchard Mountain

During the weekend of July 16th I plan on being atop Apple Orchard Mountain, in Virginia, operating in the AT Golden Packet event as well as doing some VHF+ work while I’m there.  I’ll be accompanied by Dave, KB3RAN, and … Continue reading

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Managing resources during Public Service events using APRS

Over the weekend I helped support the American Diabetes Association‘s Raleigh Tour de Cure – a two-day charity bicycle ride that allows riders to choose between 80 and 100-mile courses each day.  I’ve been supporting this ride for many years, … Continue reading

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The oddest thing happened today… Analysis of an APRS replay “attack”

The other day a fellow amateur radio operator, WJ3K, caught me on the Annapolis repeater and asked me whether I was seeing odd things happening on the APRS network.  Specifically, whether or not I was seeing station tracks getting bounced … Continue reading

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APRS on RF from your computer network

Enable Server Ports.  Those three words have baffled me for years.  It’s a menu item, under Interface, on Xastir and I’ve been wondering what it does for a while.  I had searched the Internet before without a positive result but … Continue reading

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