[aprssig] YOTREPS and AIS

jason at ke4nyv.com jason at ke4nyv.com
Wed Jul 30 13:22:26 EDT 2008

Mitsui OSK Lines?  Do you have a 20' or 40' coming? :o)

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics

--- On Wed, 7/30/08, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:

> From: Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>
> Subject: [aprssig] YOTREPS and AIS
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 1:11 PM
> I've been looking at ship tracking data here...
> http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shiplocations.phtml
> And I was surprised to see a bunch of ham callsigns in
> there as well. 
> If you filter it to show only yachts, they're the
> majority.  Apparently 
> they're using something called YOTREPS over HF email. 
> I'd heard that 
> Winlink can carry position data, but this is a new one to
> me.
> Seems like HF APRS would be a more efficient way to send
> position 
> reports than sending text files through Winlink, but
> apparently it 
> works.  Does anyone know any more about this system?
> I was hoping to spot MOL Prosperity, callsign 3EGM9, on AIS
> but I 
> haven't seen it yet.  It's got about half a metric
> ton of APRS weather 
> stations on board...
> Scott
> N1VG
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