[aprssig] APRS for visiting operators

Don Downs d.downs at computer.org
Mon Jul 25 09:28:58 EDT 2011

Hi Andy,

Welcome to the US! :-)

My understanding is that you use your regular SSID, and put the country
prefix and your call in the beacon text. Going the other way, I think you
are correct to use W1/M0HAK if you will be in MA.

I'm sure others on the list will jump in and send a correction if I'm wrong.


On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Andy Cunningham <andyc at cunningham.me.uk>wrote:

> Hi there... I'm going to be visiting the US shortly, and was planning to
> bring my VX-8R along.
> If I want to use APRS locally I understand that I need to change my APRS
> frequency from the European setting of 144.800 to the US setting of
> 144.390MHz, and make sure my path is appropriate for the US conventions.
> I assume, however, that the APRS SSID remains as M0HAK-7 (I think it's -7)
> but should I including the visiting callsign of W1/M0HAK in the beacon
> status text for full identification, or does the fact that I'm transmitting
> a GPS location provide sufficient location as for this not to be an issue.
> While beyond the scope of this list, any suggestions off-list of sociable
> repeaters in Eastern Massachussets would be appreciated.
> 73 all
> --
> Andy Cunningham
> andyc at cunningham.me.uk
> http://www.cunningham.me.uk
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