This morning on my drive to work I was listening to a conversation on the PAPA system via PAPA 22 which is on Pleasant’s Peak. The PAPA system has many repeaters interlinked throughout California. A ham operator was hiking up to Strawberry Peak to do a SOTA activation (W6/CT-018). I don’t know which repeater he was using, but it probably wasn’t PAPA 22. I’m thinking maybe he was on PAPA 4. Anyway, when I got to work I thought I would see if he was tracking his location via APRS and found him as N6MKW-7. …
A presentation I did for OCRACES regarding APRS Station Tracking and Messaging
Julie (KN6AOC) and I had a great time on Saturday, June 22, 2019 visiting several of the amateur field day club sites.
After several months of trying to figure out how to use a Baofeng as a TNC for things like APRS tracking, I finally found a method that works.
I tested SARTrack's software for APRS station tracking and APRS messaging.
2019 Field Day locations within Orange County, California.
I did a field test of PinPoint APRS tracking software.
Recently I’ve been thinking about setting up a field kit for the Areden Mesh Network. I’ve seen plenty of people able to setup their nodes at their homes, so I know it’s possible. Setting something up for field use is my challenge.
A while back I purchased an Ed Fong dual band (2M/70CM) DBJ-2 antenna for field use. Roll up “slim jim” antennas are an excellent choice for your go bag. You can hang them from a tree branch in the field, but what do you do when there are no trees around?
Last weekend my wife (Julie, KN6AOC) and I tried transmitter hunting (also known as amateur radio direction finding or ARDF) and antenna building for the first time. The Fullerton Amateur Radio Club setup the event and had mentors available for us.