How to use APRS

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How to use APRS

Post by KB1ZBT » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:03 am

Pretty noobie here. Just hoping some generous knowledgeable soul could walk me through how to send and receive aprs over my mmdvm.

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Re: How to use APRS

Post by W5CWT » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:56 am

I don't have GPS on my GD-77 but I was able to send and receive APRS messages through the Brandmeister Network by sending a message in this format

<callsgn-ssid> <message>

to 310999 which Brandmeister then forwards to APRS network.

If you have an account setup with Brandmeister's SelfCare system, then you can receive messages back to your radio.


Here's also a good reference originally written for an MD-380 with GPS.

http://omarcclub.org/forum/discussion/2 ... tyt-md-380

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Re: How to use APRS

Post by KB1ZBT » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:04 pm

Tried this and can't seem to get out. Is dmr the only way to do it? Why are there aprs settings for ysf also? Anyone understand this?

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Re: How to use APRS

Post by kh6hz » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:46 pm

What exactly are you attempting to accomplish with APRS?

For example, if you want to beacon your pi-star, you could use a USB GPS dongle and APRX to update your hotspot's location periodically.
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Re: How to use APRS

Post by KB1ZBT » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:18 pm

I want to send and receive aprs messages and beacons via my handheld over the pistar device

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Re: How to use APRS

Post by k1zbt » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:52 pm

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