Saturday, 26 January 2013

APRS from home

Using APRSIS at home, usually for a receive gateway but tonight I tried transmitting to see if I could get anywhere. In the last 2 hours I was received twice by MB7UL at Keighley, over 90km away. Not all packets are getting through so with 25 watts this is about the limit.
I had been using UIview but it seems unable to work properly in Windows 8. For the TNC I use MixW through a virtual serial port.
The serial port on my PC (onboard) has got the RTS signal stuck on now, so using a USB to serial converter to key the radio.

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