APRS Messenger

If you have read some of my earlier posts you will have heard about APRS messenger testing Ive been doing along with some of the members of the Portable Digital & QRP group on facebook.

Julian (OH8STN) is producing a series of videos about it, the one below is a trailer for the new series.

This is a great piece of software that allow APRS beacons and messages over HF radio, its currently being actively developed and a new version is coming out soon, it also has MFSK4 mode for low power/weak signal which we have used to exchange messages between Julian and myself (approx 1400 miles, Southampton to Finland), with my power as low as 3 watts.

Have a look at Julian’s video for more details and consider subscribing to his channel for more. Julian also has a great website at http://oh8stn.org well worth a look there is a lot of interesting and useful info there for Radio Amateurs

Im hoping to have a go at a few videos myself when I get chance to take the radio out in the RIB and see if I can get this working.