My APRS2SOTA server is intended to be available to anyone that uses APRS whilst on route to or at a SOTA Activation to try to generate a SOTAwatch SPOT on your behalf (you will need to register with me first).
The system monitors the Internet APRS feed and looks for either UNPROTO frames (i.e: Call>SOTA) or APRS Messages (with SOTA in the Addressee field) that contain sufficent information to post a SPOT on SOTAWatch.
It will of course only work if your ARPS message manages to find its way to a APRS Gateway.
After registration of your callsign in the system (by me) you just need to send an APRS message (on the usual APRS frequency) with the following information:
Full Summit Reference, ie: GW/NW-001
Frequency in KHz or MHz (It will try to guess which buy may get confused for some bands i.e. 10MHz/10GHz)
The following optional items may also be included:
Activating Callsign (if different to the APRS one)
A short Comment
The order of these in the message does NOT matter, but any comment is best sent last to avoid confusing the code.
The content of your UNPROTO Broadcast or APRS message should look something like:
GW/NW-001,7118 SSB:Calling Now
GW/NW-001 10122K CW QRV 5 Mins
GW/NW-001 1296.2M SSB Calling Now
Spaces, comma’s, semi-colon’s etc can be used between each part.
The system will try to post a spot using the correct Country Prefix added to the APRS or provided callsign.
The system should filter out duplicate messages (the same details) for 10 minutes.
Note: Attempts to use the system to generate spots for certain operator Callsigns may be blocked (As required by the SOTA MT).
Email me aprs2sota(@)g0lgs(dot)co(dot)uk if you want to try it out.