Category Archives: APRS

VK6RCT – Cateby has new battery power

Cateby has recently had a couple of site visits. For quite some time the batteries at Cateby have been in a poor state and the 2m voice repeater went ‘off air’. APRS data showed that the battery voltage (particularly overnight) … Continue reading

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WARG Practical and Information sessions – Meetings

WARG is changing the way meetings are run to include more informational/practical sessions. We’re considering bi-monthly General Meetings, where the alternate month will involve informational/practical sessions. We’re also looking at the restructure of formal General Meetings to ‘compress’ the formalities … Continue reading

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APRS Telemetry scripting

Rob VK6UFO has been busy working on a script to configure the reporting of telemetry data from the Argent OT2 APRS units at WARG sites. The telemetry reports and graphs information such as battery voltage and temperature. With minimal ancillary … Continue reading

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Warradarge – New site for coverage to Geraldton

In November, Martin VK6ZMS, Heath VK6TWO and Monique VK6FMON traveled to a potential new site in Warradarge to assess the suitability for extending 2m Voice and APRS coverage up to Geraldton. Warradarge is aproximately 260km north of Perth along the … Continue reading

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VK6RMW Mt William Repeater – APRS

APRS is scheduled to be installed at VK6RMW Mt William Repeater site. An Argent Data OT2 and 25W IC-110 radio has been prepared and scheduled to be installed on the spare antenna onsite. Thanks to Martin VK6ZMS & Mac VK6MM.

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Cataby VK6RCT Working Bee – APRS

December 2011 saw a working bee at the Cataby repeater site. Party consisted of Craig VK6FLAM, Graham VK6LV, Heath VK6TWO and Monique VK6FMON. Activities consisted of: APRS installation – Antenna/Coax/TNC/25W Radio/Lightning protection 2m Voice – Cavity Sweep/tune, Lightning protection, 5w … Continue reading

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VK6RAV – Hoddy’s Well (Avon Valley) – 2m + APRS

Hoddy’s Well, ~100km East of Perth now has APRS and 2m FM Voice repeaters. Coverage ranges from Perth to the East right through to Kellerberrin. Voice Repeater consists of the old VK6RAV from Northam. APRS equipment consists of an Argent … Continue reading

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Kellerberrin VK6RKN – On-Air!

Kellerberrin, ~200km East of Perth now has APRS and 2m FM Voice repeaters. Coverage is approximately a 50km+ radius, from Cunderdin to the West, through to the East of Meerredin. Voice Repeater consists of two PRM80 25W radios controlled by … Continue reading

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VK6RAV – Avon Valley

The Avon Valey Repeater VK6RAV at Northam is about to get a new home at HoddyWell. Thanks to the work of Jim and co who have secured the new site and prepared the equipment for commissioning. APRS will be an … Continue reading

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Perth-Geraldton site propagation testing

Xmas/New Years period will see a week of propagation testing from potential site ~345m HASL up in the hills about 170km south of Geraldton, 75km north of Cateby. Temporary equipment including APRS 145.175 and VK6RLM 146.750 repeater will be running … Continue reading

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