APRS OUTNET on OUTERNET
I am really trying to get into APRS here in the Philippines.
I am absolutely delighted that Outernet has agreed to host the back channel for Outnet messages.
Basically a HAM can send a APRS short message addressed to Outnet and it will relay down from Space, on the 3 Outernet Inmarsat Satellites to virtually the entire world. Yep really groovy.
So haw can a Licensed Radio amateur use this Outnet receive option.
Send a APRS message through a VHF radio using a TNC/ Sound-card.
Send a APRS message through a HF Radio using TNC or sound-card. Freq 10.1473 MHz
Send a APRS message to the International Space station or APRS Satgates listening on the Freq 145.825
Send a APRS message through Open-source APRSDroid android software using a VHF or I-gateway. Link to free version of software here https://aprsdroid.org/download/
There is tonnes of Opensource software Xastir and YAAC are extremely comprehensive.
There is also lots of Open-source sound card software. Soundmodem and Direwolf I have tried and a little bit convoluted to get working but worth it in the end.
I look forward to hearing other people views in this forum.