One interesting item I missed on the last What's New posting was the presence of the local HamWan nodes on the APRS-IS.
HamWAN, a high speed data network in the Puget Sound region, continues to make good progress - check it out:
web page: http://www.hamwan.org
It only costs $200 out of pocket to finance a client node and it's a good education in networking, microwaves and RF engineering.
On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Bill Vodall
> The question of what's new in APRS came up at our discussion today at the Summer Gathering... It's an interesting subject.
It's been a couple months. Not much new in APRS to report...
DCC was a great time. You missed out if you missed out...
UZ7HO website is back after a brief missing in action with a new URL address: http://uz7.ho.ua/modem_beta/history.txt. Version .57 of the soundmodem TNC is now available.
UZ7HO SCM v0.57b changes:
- Reduced CPU load.
- Added option that disable waterfall in minimized state.
- Added option of the application priority that improves the work of the modem
during peaks of CPU load (decreased gaps and stuttering sound during
A full installer is available at the WA8LMF website: http://wa8lmf.net/miscinfo - Scroll about two thirds of the way down the page of download links, and look for "UZ7HO".
The NET14 APRS channel project has been terminated due to QRM. http://net14.org.uk/
Some of the activity has moved to 30 meters and some of that is now running as Robust Packet (RP). It's been fascinating following the RP reports of N1ZZZ and his travels around the world.
A new 9k6 (and better) low priced radio/tracker is available for pre-order: https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=171
Original posting: http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/2013-October/042430.html
The APRS authors are cleaning up the symbol handling and automating it. This will be a good thing. https://github.com/hessu/aprs-deviceid/blob/master/README.md Original posting: http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/2013-October/042435.html
Thanks to Tom and crew for making the BALDI packet logs available. Very interesting and useful but that's another post: http://northwest.aprs2.net/BALDI/
I can't think of anything else now - it's been quiet. Too busy playing with the NW-MESH servers to do much on packet but that's changing soon.