Update on the current status of my experimentation with publishing spots and alerts to APRS:
- every activator “spotted” on SOTAwatch to APRS-IS with a “Hiker” symbol (“H[” ) and his current frequency. Example: ON6ZQ 007.032MHz SOTA activation ON/ON-001
- every announced activation (“alert”) with a “SOTA” symbol (“S;” ). Example: ON/ON-001 SOTA activ. planned on YYYYMMDD HHMMz
Activators who would prefer NOT to be listed on APRS when their activations are spotted on SOTAwatch are welcome to let me know, and I’ll make sure their callsign is added to the “black-list”.
SOTA2APRS is purely experimental, and is meant to make the SOTA related activities known to a larger public, while helping chasers to follow the activators and activators to be chased.
It might be adapted or stopped without notice depending on the feed-back I receive.
Hint: On APRS.fi, you might want to try filtering (right of the screen) on “Source callsign = ON6ZQ” and setting “Show last” and “Track tail length” to 24 hours.
More details on http://www.on6zq.be/w/index.php/SOTA/SOTA2APRS