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2015 Wesak Day Procession

We were called in to provide APRS support for 2015 Wesak Day Procession, as the event’s communication runs on a commercial voice repeater which act as the voice and APRS Repeater during the event. This increase the difficulty to capture the APRS packets as theres voice going on at the same time.

We also developed a web tracking interface which paired with our Private APRS Server to provide live personal location plotting through out the event.

PGAPRS Status Update

Its 4th day after we stepping into april and last month we renamed our digipeater to 9M4RPP-3 and we swapped out the test transceiver hardware previously for 9W2FKT-3 to a proper unit on our APRS site. We do notice that the coverage for the digipeater increased, on the same location and same antenna setup.

fkt39W2FKT-3 Coverage February 2015

rpp99M4RPP-3 Coverage March 2015

Our iGate seems having trouble with its transceiver module as well and its taken down to perform maintenance check and the unit will be relocate to get better line of sight to our digipeater.

APRSdroid Offline Maps (using OSM)

APRSDroid just updated their application recently and this is an installation guide using APRSDroid with Malaysia,Singapore, Brunei OSM Map (OpenStreetMap).

1. Download Mapfile and APRSdroid Offline Map apps.

2. Go Setting (3 dots up right corner) > Preferences

Menu

3. You can key in your Callsign  , APRS-IS Passcode , APRS SSID , APRS Symbol and Comment accordingly.

Setting1

4.Next you can choose Connection Protocol

Setting 2

  • For APRS-IS via Internet/Data Choose TCP connection.
  • If you have cable connected to your VOX capable handy ,You can select AFSK via Speaker/Mic .
  • If you have APRS TNC capable hardware you may choose Bluetooth TNC

TCP

5. You can connect to our APRS Network, default the port is 14580 if you do not need any server side filters. If you do need one please refer to the list below for the necessary port to choose.

Hostname

Main Hub/Central Rotate Server
rotate.aprs.com

Filters and Port

Client Defined Filter
14580 (TCP/UDP)

Penang Feed
14581 (TCP/UDP)

CWOP Feed ( Weather Stations )
14582  (TCP/UDP)

Malaysia Feed ( Only Shows Malaysia Callsigns )
14583  (TCP/UDP)

Server

6. Scoll and click on Map file name to choose map file that you had downloaded .

Setting 2

chose map file

7. You had done configuration of APRSDroid, you may start using the application .

BH4BPO-5 Arrives in Penang

We’ve been tracking Mr Ringo (BH4BPO) since he left Taiping yesterday and we’ve successfully contact him and he told us he will be dropping by Penang for a night then proceed with the journey the next day.
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Ringo (Bh4BPO) is meeting up with our friend Mr Ong (9W2LWO) now at Juru which will transport him along with his bicycle to Penang Island to check-in to the hotel to get some rest before we pick him up for dinner.

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9M4RPP Digipeater Test Run

We just done final configuration for 9M4RPP digipeater hardware and will be running a 2 weeks tests before putting the digipeater at its final location.

9m4rpp-3_test

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