Automatic Position Reporting System
ISS APRS on
Locate APRS Station on
on Findu K6IB
Real Time Tracker ISS
With my setup I can
switch my APRS station from the usual 144.390 national APRS frequency
to 145.825 and can send my position and it digipeats though ISS.
Confirmation of my station heard
by ISS and ISS location over the Northwest in the stations heard list
at http://www.ariss.net/. I
APRS information can be found here
Simple easy to use
APRS Program: APRSISCE/32
My current APRS/packet setup is using the AES
PK-12 with an accessory cable attached to my Icom 820H. Two
versions of APRSISCE/32. One setup for terrestrial packet on
144.390 and the other configured for ISS APRS on 145.825.
handheld can also be used. On my FT1DR I use the normal configuration
for terrestrial packet but add the digi path to RS0ISS. Be
sure and switch to this when digipeating through ISS. The
usual digi path for terrestrial packet of Wide1-1, Wide2-1 does
not work for ISS.
APRS Tracker - Sainsonic AP510 APRS
is a small self contained APRS tracker. It is smaller than
my IC-IC31 handheld. It contains a GPS receiver, VHF 1
watt transmitter, battery, and VHF antenna.. It is
programmed via a USB serial cable. Mine did not come with
any manual or software. Information is readily available
online via YouTube and a Yahoo Group. There are several
versions of firmware and programming software available.
Packet Radio is a
digital form of communications
All you need to start in
packet radio is a 2 meter FM radio which you probably already have. A computer, even an old XT running
MS-Dos will work just fine and a TNC (terminal node controller).
The TNC is like a modem
that encodes and decodes packets of data using what is called AX.25 protocol. This same data
protocol is also used in commercial applications.
I have been involved in
packet radio in the Spokane, WA since it began in the area in the
I started with a AEA PK-64 TNC and my Commodore 64. Then went to
the PK-87, PK-12. I have stuck with the AEA/Timewave
products since they seem to be rock solid. I have a Heathkit
HK-21 Pocket Packet unit for portable use.
Radio Page - Excellent Information Source (www.packetradio.com)
TAPR - Tucson Amateur Packet Radio
F6FBB Home Page - Packet BBS Program
TPK Home Page Introduction
to Packet Radio
Here are some links to multiple packet software sites: Instant links to recommended programs.
Pacfast (DOS) Yapp (DOS)
Version 2.28 APRSISCE/32
This is the
best packet program out there if you are running Windows 95 and
above. Even runs under Vista.
Easy to configure and use.