APRS Newbie

I have never played with APRS.  The new FT2D is capable so i’m playing with setting it up now.  I’m at work and can’t get a satellite link from here so I can’t get the radio to beacon.  We’ll see what happens on the trip home….  Interestingly, I learned about the findu and aprs.fi websites and checked for my callsign and it came up!  This was from when I was using the FT2D in cross-mode to DMR from home the other day.  I found that interesting.  So much to learn and understand. But cool stuff.

aprs

HRVO Net Check-In List & Topics

HRVO Net Check-In List

April 17th

April 3rd

March 20th

KB7RQQ Todd WA

K2ACD Matt NY

AA1PR Mike VT

March 6

KB7RQQ Todd WA

K2ACD Matt NY

AA1PR Mike VT

Feb 20th 2019 ~ Open

KB7RQQ Todd WA

K2ACD Matt NY

AA1PR Mike VT

Feb 6th 2019 ~ Favorite Winter Activities

KB7RQQ Todd WA

K2ACD Matt NY

AA1PR Mike VT

Jan 16th 2019 ~ Water Purification / Acquisition

KB7RQQ Todd WA

AA1PR Mike VT

Jan 2, 2019 ~ Survival Bag Food

KB7RQQ Todd WA

KG5NBA Gary TX

W3HDB Dan MD

AA1PR Mike VT

2018

Dec 19th ~ Survival / Get Home bags etc

kb7rqq Todd WA

w0mud Travis OR

kg5nba Gary TX

AA1PR Mike VT

Dec 5th ~ Vehicle Recovery

kb7rqq Todd WA

kg5nba Gary TX

k2acd Matt NY

kj4ody Jody NC

w3hdb Dan MD

AA1PR Mike VT

FUSION/DMR

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It works! FT2D and Rugged Spot

Ruled Out: Will DMR Repeaters be Replaced by Hotspots? -Repeaterbook.com

The author of Repeaterbook.com is a Portlander and obviously experienced the Oregon North System.  Well written.

– Excerpt 

“Rules that promote good operating practices and promote a better a well-mannered community environment are important. The unfortunate part of some rules is that they sometimes go beyond the rules that help encourage good operating practices that we used to call “Elmering.” Instead, the promote exclusivity, classes, and cliques within the community. I often wonder, “if a repeater owner wants his system of repeaters to be quiet, why is it even hooked up to a c-bridge that connects to the rest of the world?” Just cluster them and wall off from everyone else.  It’s like building your house along the busy highway for good transportation access but complaining about the traffic.”

Link to whole article …..

https://www.repeaterbook.com/index.php/2016-04-07-21-08-49/9-blog/20-ruled-out-will-dmr-repeaters-be-replaced-by-hotspots

Listening to AA1PR on HRVO

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My grandson Brantleigh listening to Mike on the MD380

Afternoon at the gardens

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Hiking at The Gardens

 

What is Overland

What is Overland

It seems the modern catch phrase for over-landing means to have a fully equipped 4×4 off road vehicle with all the luxuries. One must have a RTT, freezer, awning and so forth. Sadly its definition has been altered with a new generation.

Personally its communing with nature, getting off the beaten path. Taking a less traveled dirt road, or that old trail over the mountain and through the woods that you have always wondered where it led.

One does not have to be traversing rocky steep grades or buried to the axles in mud. Even though that is fun. If I happen to find a nice camp spot, we call that home for the evening.

Hopefully one can find peace in nature. For myself and my family its views like these that are part of the fun, If you never explore, you will never get the chance to see such views.

73, so get outside and Venture Overland

 

DMR Nets

Ive been building a net list on my forum for about 2 years now

DMR Nets

Sunday:
TAC310, TG310, Sundays at 8 PM EDT
Hotspots and Hamradio Net 8:00pm PST (11:00pm EST), TG31772 (net control can be absent at times)
DMR Track TG31489, Sundays at 9pm EST
Iowa Statewide Net 19:30 CST, TG3119
Southeast Florida Net 20:00 EST, TG31124
Connecticut Statewide 20:30 EST, TG3109
Hawaii Newsline Net 17:00 HST, TG3115 (status unknown)
Canada DMR 21:00 EST, TG302
Midnight Net 21:00 PST , TG310
So FL DMR Tech Net, TG31124, 8pm ET

Monday:
New England Wide, TG3181, DMR-MARC Mondays at 8 PM EDT (or TG4641 via DMR+)
PAPA Roundtable, TG 3106 at 20:00 PST
Crossroads Indiana 18:00 CST, TG31189
Oklahoma 20:00 CST TG3140

Tuesday:
Texas Tech Net BM , TG3148 Tuesdays 7pm EST
Chestnut Ridge Digital Net – BM Tuesday 9:00 PM New York State Talk Group 3136
East Coast Reflector Tech Net, TG31281 every Tuesday night at 8:00 EST and runs until 10:00 PM (odd check-in format)
Idaho Statewide 19:00 MST TG3116
Pennsylvania Statewide 20:00 EST, TG3142
Ventura County Digital Radio Club Net 19:30 PST, TG31070
SNARS DMR Net 20:00 PST, TG31328
Indiana Statewide 20:00 EST, TG3118
Arkansas Statewide 21:00 EST, TG31051

Wednesday:
HamRadioVentureOverland, TG31655 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9:30Pm

NorthAmerica, NA, TG93 BM Wednesdays 8pm EST
DMR Astronomy, TG31175, Wednesdays @ 9pm EST/6pm PST
Ohio Statewide Net 19:30 CST Ohio TG3139
Texas Statewide Net 17:30 CST, TG3148
After HamNation Net 19:00 PST, TAC-311
Pacific NW 19:00 PST, TG31771
Oregon Statewide 20:00 PST,TG3141

Thursday:
King County Fusion Net, TG31653 9PM EST

Caribbean DMR Net, TG969 at 8 Pm local (00:00 UTC)
Kentucky Net 20:00 EST, TG3121
West Virginia DMR and Service net 20:00 EST, TG3154
Arkansas Skywarn 20:00 EST, TG3105
PAPA Technical Round Table (cross-mode) 20:00 PST XLX013 TG31078
NorCal 19:00 PST, TG31068
Ventura County Digital Radio Club 19:00 PST TG310652
Hytera USA 19:30 PST, TG31089

Friday:
DMR+ USA, TG133, REF 4639,TG31665 Fridays at 8:30 PM EST, (aka TGIF Net)
Tennessee Statewide 21:00 CST, TG3147

Saturday:
World Wide, TG#91, BM Saturdays at 12 noon EST
Outdoor Adventure Group, TG31172 Saturdays @10am PST (1pm EST) (net control can be absent at times)
BM Worldwide Net 14:00 UTC TG 91
Outdoor 4×4 Net 12:30 PST (3:30pm EST), TG31772 (net control can be absent at times)

Daily:
TAC311, 11:11pm EST daily

Please share any you have knowledge of, updates, removal etc.

“Outhouse” we built at fish camp in Lapine, Or.

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Probably the fanciest one in the area. All reclaimed materials and items like the vanity, lighting, and shower were all from Craigslist😜. We did buy cedar fence boards for the walls. The ceiling is old weathered barn wood found on the lot. It’s packed with insulation and fed from a water heater that’s in the 35’ Silverstreak trailer next to it.

AA1PR’s Vehicle Survival Kit

Here is an item I feel we should all have on our body (vehicle my case) when ever we venture into the great outdoors. You should base your kit upon your needs, whether you build it or buy it, it should be on your body/vehicle and not in a pack that could be lost…make it season dependent.

Here is the kit to show its contents, missing is the s snare wire , So I have to replace them as of now. It provides ample room for what I want to carry along into the woods. I do not intend to survive beyond a few days , but just one night if need be, was my thinking or at least make it a bit more comfortable in a sense. Since I cant literally walk out

I have thought about adding a few aspirins, some tin-foil and maybe a few band-aids too.

It may not be perfect but it works for my needs and where I venture.

List (not complete):

wild edibles book, mesh nets for collecting food, trapping fish etc

USGS maps and compass in green case hanging off pack

IFAK, heat sheets, bivy bag, magnesium firestarter, fox whistles, bug spray wipe

warm insulated clothes, hat, gloves, polar fleece jacket, pants etc, boonie hat, columbia rain gear, socks, underwear all the creature comforts

msr water filter and bleach, nalgene large mouth bottle

knives, multi tools, sharpening stones etc

hammock, tent stakes, paracord and misc gear

headlamp, slingshot (hopefully to harvest some food)

assorted foods, msr pocket rocket stove, fuel etc

all stuffed into a molle 3 day pack

its better to have and not need, than to need and not have