[aprssig] K0CQW-63 & N0QBH-63 Freetrackers On Air On 30 Meters Again Today!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Aug 17 14:29:24 EDT 2013

[Saturday 17 Aug 2013   14:15 US EDT  (1815 UTC)

I see both N0QBH-63 and K0CQW-63 appearing again on my HF APRS maps.  Both 
stations are running the Freetrack 63, a device similar in concept to a 
TinyTrack, but using PSK63 instead of the usual AX.25 packet mode.   N0CQW 
appears to be mobile and is leaving a track on my Special Events instance of 
UIwebserver at:

.    <http://wa8lmf.dyndns.org:14437>

You can also see them on the main 30M APRS All-North-America map at

.    <http://wa8lmf.dyndns.org:14439>

Note that at the scale of the All-North-America map, these two closely-spaced 
stations appear almost perfectly on top of each other, so only the most 
recently-beaconed one shows on the map, although both show in the 
stations-heard list.

As usual, these two map displays are being driven by APRS Messenger receiving 
from my Kenwood TS-440 and homebrew magnetic loop antenna, located in central 
Michigan near the Lansing, MI area.

In turn, the Messenger data RX is linked to both instances of UIiview via TCP/IP.

Details on the PSK63 APRS mode for 30 meters is here on my website:

.    <http://wa8lmf.net/APRS_PSK63>


Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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EchoLink:   14400  [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
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