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APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:52 am
by 9g5ar
The openspot2 should have the option/feature to act as an APRS gateway to aprs.fi.

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:55 am
by DH2ID
Good idea, that would be great.

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:16 pm
by 2E0GTT
Yes please.

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:08 pm
by 9g5ar
I noticed this feature has been enabled in firmware v31. :D

I got it working without referring to any guide in 5 mins.

Very intuitive !!

Excellent job Guys !!!!!

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 pm
by 2E0GTT
Blinking marvellous implementation, these guys are fab!!

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:23 am
by ZL3GAV
Great to see the APRS implementation. I am not familiar with APRS so learning functionality as I go. I note that on APRS.fi the OpenSpot updates only once an hour.

I don't see any feature enabling more frequent updates? Is this normal operation?

73

Gavin
ZL3GAV

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:55 am
by HA2NON
Updating more frequently is not necessary as the 1 hour interval keeps your openSPOT2 on the map.

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:46 pm
by ZL3GAV
Thanks, I guess without testing it will not be useful when operating mobile as the OpenSpot2 will only ping APRS once an hour when tethered to an iPhone etc?

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:25 am
by HA2NON
The openSPOT2 reports location data which you've set on the Settings page (Location settings). If your radio transmits location data then it will be uploaded instantly.

Re: APRS / DPRS gateway

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:24 pm
by 9g5ar
Are there any plans to include an ..... APRS "modem mode " ?

The Openspot2 ( as far as I can tell ) does all APRS functionality except....

1. Transfering received APRS messages to the radio(HT).
2. Receiving "APRS messages" from the radio(HT).

APRS messaging in only possible on the OPENSPOT2 ( FW v.31 ) i.e. messages can only be sent from and received by the OPENSPOT2 ( it does not get transferred to the radio(HT)).