There have recently been discussions regarding the method of self-spotting for SOTA activations. Some of you have shared some of the process you use when a web-enabled mobile device won’t work. A fellow ham by the name of Chris Matthieu, N7ICE is the owner and developer of the amateur radio social media site titled 73s.com. Chris has developed a rather snazzy process for grabbing APRS messages addressed to 73s and posting that content to Twitter.
I’ve tested this process using my Yaesu VX-8 and it worked just as designed. I wrote a short blog article which you can find here http://kd0bik.com/sota/?p=169 This article explains the process, how to get started and includes a short video Chris, N7ICE created to demo the process.
Give it a try.
Jerry G. Taylor - KD0BIK
Host of The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast