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June 14 Night Op - APRS Net Control

  • 30 Jun 2014 6:22 PM
    Message # 3035533

    Watching the June 14 Night Op video it looks like you are using APRS in net control. I would like to know what software and gear you guys where using.


  • 01 Jul 2014 1:17 AM
    Reply # 3035678 on 3035533
    Chris Doering (Administrator)

    Ric, We'll get more members migrating to the forum and more answers. The one to respond is John Emig W6CYS. He told me what he was using, but it slipped my mind. I use UIview on my laptop.

  • 01 Jul 2014 7:30 PM
    Reply # 3036183 on 3035533

    Thanks Chris, I like to see what everyone is running.
  • 02 Jul 2014 7:18 AM
    Reply # 3036494 on 3035533
    Chris Doering (Administrator)

    It's a wide variety of devices and software. Today I have to return a tracker to Ed Gonzales which is a misc package of connections, GPS and TNC. Others have beacons in radios. The readers vary as well. We'll get this discussion cooking as more members slowly come over.

  • 08 Jul 2014 11:31 PM
    Reply # 3041461 on 3035533

    Wasn't at that OP, but... I use USAPhotomaps by JDMCOX software (freeware)

    You can download maps/b&w aerials to your laptop. I ran it with a Kenwood TM D700 acting as the TNC. Haven't used it in a while though. 

    Doing that doesn't allow you to use the TMD700 in APRS mode. The software running on the computer becomes the APRS unit, not the control head. I used a PMCIA gps card as the GPS.

  • 11 Jul 2014 3:42 PM
    Reply # 3043959 on 3035533

    Thanks James I will check it out.
  • 12 Aug 2014 3:08 AM
    Reply # 3071469 on 3035533

    During the BB Night Op we used APRSIS/32 running on an HP laptop. Rather than a physical TNC we use a virtual TNC, DIRE WOLF, which uses the computer's sound card to decode the packets and send them to APRSIS/32 for display. All the software is available for free in the internet.

    What you were seeing in the video is a 21-inch display driven by my laptop. Makes it much easier to see the icons on the map.

    Hope that helps. Any questions, please ask. The personal e-mail is johndemig@gmail.com.

    John, W6CYS

  • 18 Aug 2014 10:34 AM
    Reply # 3077495 on 3035533

    Thanks John for the info.

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