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Ok, recently I have been delving into the world of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) Now I will admit that up until 2018 I had no clue as to what APRS did, therefore it was on radio but alas never used, but that was upto as I said 2018 when I started to play around with it a little, looked into it online and thought “Hang on I can do that”. Well I must admit I  now enjoy it quite a lot. then on 30th December 2019 we had a very good tropo lift on FM so I decided to give it a real go there and was impressed with the results I received.   Radio used was Yaesu FTM100DE but conditions were as stated, very good.
If you look at the pic in the upper right, over London area it is just awashed with colour, the Red and Orange represent good to very good Tropospheric ducting. I had a good QSO with a Ham in the Liege area of Belgium who said that he often uses APRS so I thought Hmmm I’ll give that a go myself and I was very surprised by the results I have to say. Firstly as this was my first real attempt at APRS I was sort
of expecting distances of around 80 miles (with ducting) but the distances just got further and further as the evening went on and I
believe that a lot further is possible with greater propagation than the results even I achieved. So how does it work? Well one of the best
I will say though that it’s a real time communication of things like GPS (Lat/Long), Weather conditions, Text Messages, Telemetry and other useful information about your own region. I have put together a list of Some of the stations I picked up from the 30th December 2019, I will stress that this is only a few there were many many more believe me.
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
F8KIS
393.8 Miles
ED1ZBG
729.0 Miles
ED1YBD
F5ZOY
306.1 Miles
F1ZZM
328.7 Miles
LX0WX
DB0FBH
359.8 Miles
ED1ZAC
652.0 Miles
PI1DFT
F5TND
354.1 Miles
EC1KV
662.9 Miles
ED1YBN
F4GCF
545.6 Miles
F1ZVN
622.0 Miles
ON4MAX
Distance
654.0 Miles
286.0 Miles
181.2 Miles
613.5 Miles
252.0 Miles
APRS
Okay this has just made me want to get into this even further, i will be updating this page as and when I have more to report (possibly the next Tropo lift if I’m honest) but for now I am very happy with the results achieved thus far, so check back again sometime soon for a further update from the IPKLondon APRS Station. One thing I really wish though is that if you receive an APRS signal of a fair distance, wherever possible please let the sender know you have received it and the dstance. If you should receive any APRS from 2E0IPK please email via QRZ and let me know your location, that way we can all find out just how far our signals reach, many thanks and hope to hear from people real soon.
IPK London.uk
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
ON0TVO
156.3 Miles
ON0PLL
188.7 Miles
ON4MAX
ON0ANT
184.6 Miles
F8KCS
197.9 Miles
ON7LDS
F5ZCE
236.7 Miles
F1FPP
161.7 Miles
Distance
252.0 Miles
209.8 Miles
7th February 2020
30th December 2019
Okay, since putting this page here I have found out a lot more info on the subject, one of the things that I found out was that it uses Digipeaters (Digital Repeater), well I don’t want to use Digipeaters so this isn’t really for me, But I will say that it’s a good mode if people are interested in positioning etc, Just not for me.
London
IPK
APRS
Ok, recently I have been delving into the world of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) Now I will admit that up until 2018 I had no clue as to what APRS did, therefore it was on my radio but alas never used, but that was upto as I said 2018 when I started to play around with it a little, looked into it online and thought “Hang on I can do that”. Well I must admit I now enjoy it quite a lot. On the 30th December 2019 we had a very good tropo lift on FM so I decided to give it a real go there and was impressed with the results I received.
If you look at the pic above, over London area it is just awashed with colour, the Red and Orange represent good to very good Tropospheric ducting. I had a good QSO with a Ham in the Liege area of Belgium who said that he often uses APRS so I thought Hmmm I’ll give that a go myself and I was very surprised by the results I have to say. Firstly as this was my first real attempt at APRS I was sort
of expecting distances of around 80 miles (with ducting) but the distances just got further and further as the evening went on and I
believe that a lot further is possible with greater propagation than the results even I achieved. So how does it work? Well one of the best
I will say though that it’s a real time communication of things like GPS (Lat/Long), Weather conditions, Text Messages, Telemetry and other useful information about your own region. I have put together a list of Some of the stations I picked up from the 30th December 2019, I will stress that this is only a few there were many many more believe me.
Okay this has just made me want to get into this even further,  i will be updating this page as and when Ihave more to report  (possibly the next Tropo lift if I’m honest) but for now I am very happy with the results achieved thus far,  ao check back again sometime soon for a further update from  the IPKLondon APRS Station. IPK London.uk
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
F8KIS
393.8 Miles
ED1ZBG
729.0 Miles
ED1YBD
F5ZOY
306.1 Miles
F1ZZM
328.7 Miles
LX0WX
DB0FBH
359.8 Miles
ED1ZAC
652.0 Miles
PI1DFT
F5TND
354.1 Miles
EC1KV
662.9 Miles
ED1YBN
F4GCF
545.6 Miles
F1ZVN
622.0 Miles
ON4MAX
Distance
654.0 Miles
286.0 Miles
181.2 Miles
613.5 Miles
252.0 Miles
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
Distance
Callsign
ON0TVO
156.3 Miles
ON0PLL
188.7 Miles
ON4MAX
ON0ANT
184.6 Miles
F8KCS
197.9 Miles
ON7LDS
F5ZCE
236.7 Miles
F1FPP
161.7 Miles
Distance
252.0 Miles
209.8 Miles
7th February 2020
30th December 2019