APRS

(from aprs.fi)


What is APRS?

APRS is the abbreviation for Automatic Position Reporting System. While you can only see your position with GPS you can communicate your position with APRS. The radio amateurs worldwide have set up a network with digipeaters forwarding any APRS signal to other stations or digipeaters.

APRS Setup for Luxembourg

Recommended APRS Parameters for Luxembourg (since August 2008)

  • Unproto address for fix stations (for example at home or using UI-View):
    For 1 Hop use: APRLX, WIDE2-1 (please don't use WIDE1-1 which is for Mobile stations only)
    for 2 Hops use: APRLX, WIDE2-2
    for 3 Hops use: APRLX, WIDE3-3

    In total not more than 3 hops! (Instead of or APRLX you can also use APRS)
     
  • Unproto address for Mobile stations:
    For 1 Hop use: WIDE1-1 (the RELAY parameter has been changed to WIDE1-1)
    for 2 Hops use: WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
    for 3 Hops use: WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2

    In total not more than 3 hops!

LX9SES APRS Sat Gateway

LX9SES APRS Sat Gateway is a service that transmits APRS data via the ASTRA satellite  system to the whole of Europe. It is a reliable and economical means to transmit APRS data with a minimal amount of equipment and can deliver this data to an unlimited amount of users. APRS data is distributed simultaneously to all receiving stations using IP Multicast technology. The client connects with the "Relay" application  and does not need a return channel to receive the APRS data received via satellite. The APRS data is transmitted from the SES ASTRA uplink site in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. The DVB service name for this data service is LX9SES which is the SES ASTRA club station call sign.