[aprssig] HF APRS for Linux and JS8CALL

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Mon Apr 20 16:20:40 EDT 2020

There is an add-on that will translate GPS to maidenhead grids and 
beacon every 10 minutes or so. I have tried sending by hand and there 
appears to be no one gating the info, so I never show up on aprs.fi.



On 4/20/2020 3:34 PM, Stephen H. Smith via aprssig wrote:
> On 4/20/2020 1:58 PM, Jess Haas wrote:
>> I have been wanting to play with the JS8Call APRS but havn't gotten 
>> around to it. Not sure what the igate situation is. Where are you 
>> located? I ran across this a while ago: 
>> https://oh8stn.org/blog/2018/09/04/aprs-over-ft8call/
> This is a severely-limited pseudo-APRS solution.  It doesn't provide 
> for two-way messaging.  The beaconing function requires hand-entering 
> a high-resolution grid-square value (i.e. not lat/long from a GPS).  
> There is no provision for periodically reading a live GPS data stream 
> for automatic beaconing.
> The current JS8Call solution may work for operating at home, or 
> reporting your location from a campsite using a Yaesu FT-817 HF 
> "porta-luggie".  I.e. where your position doesn't change.  It is not 
> very practical for continuing reporting from a mobile (either land or 
> marine) in motion.
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