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What does a digipeater do?

What does a digipeater do?

“Digipeater” is short for “Digital Repeater”; a repeater for packet data rather than voice. Unlike the standard voice repeater that receives on one frequency and retransmits what it hears simultaneously on another frequency, the usual digipeater is a single frequency device.

Is APRS a digital mode?

APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), is a digital communications protocol for exchanging information among a large number of stations covering a large (local) area, often referred to as “IP-ers”. As a multi-user data network, it is quite different from conventional packet radio.

What is APRS IGate?

A Raspberry Pi-based APRS-IS gateway Around the world, amateurs operate internet gateway (IGate) systems to route received packets from the packet radio-based network to the internet-based APRS-IS service and back; these gateways can be receive-only or also have transmit capabilities.

What frequency should I use for APRs?

144.39 MHz
Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

Frequencies 144.39 MHz,145.57 MHz
Frequency Range 144.39 MHz – 145.57 MHz
Mode NFM
Modulation AFSK

Can you do APRs on any frequency?

UBIQUITOUS OPERATIONS: APRS must work everywhere to be a true resource to the mobile ham radio operator. In North America, 144.39 MHz is dedicated throughout the continent. In Europe, use 144.80 and in Australia use 145.175 MHz..

Do you need a Ham license for APRs?

Yes, you should have a Ham license to use it, otherwise you should get a Spot or PLB for emergency use. Frankly there are not many aprs digipeaters in the back country, and our group, usually set out our own 2meter digipeater when we have our trips.

Can you do APRS on any frequency?

What is APRS passcode?

The term APRS-IS password is used quite frequently and incorrectly. The correct term is passcode. This passcode is actually a hash code computed against your callsign, and is used strictly by the APRS-IS servers to validate the connection to the server.

How do I register for APRS callsign?

How to Register

  1. Step 1 – Send a message. Before you can register, you must send a message through the gateway that originates from APRS.
  2. Step 2 – Set Your Phone Number. You must now associate your cellular number with your callsign.
  3. Step 3 – Set Your Password.
  4. Step 4 – Register.

How do you use APRSdroid?

To enable APRS, APRSdroid uses your Android device’s mic/speaker lines via the APRS cable plugged into the radio’s mic/speaker lines. The Android device can send audio to transmit packets, and likewise uses microphone monitoring to listen for packets.