Hi all,

we know well the APRS2SOTA gateway developed by G0LGS Stewart, it works very well.

However, I am wondering if there is a kind of a SOTA to APRS gateway. It can be very handy if we receive SOTA spots by the APRS instead using some internet dependent software.

Is there anything similar ?

Best 73 and good weekend.

David Quental

In reply to CT1DRB:

If you mean receiving spots by APRS messages, this would totally overload the APRS network in my humble opinion, and very complicated to setup I think.


In reply to VA2SG:

I think if you put SOTA or *SOTA into your APRS program, then you should be
able to receive APRS msgs sent to SOTA. I just did this last week when KJ6NHF
was activating near Lake Tahoe. I was able to send him msgs after I received
the initial SOTA msg. Is this what you’re referring to? I was using UIView
connected to the internet at the time, and KJ6NHF was on a summit activating.

73, Todd KH2TJ

In reply to KH2TJ:
Hello Todd,

well, it was not my initial idea. I thought about receiving SOTA announcements in my APRS terminal (I use APRSdroid) but your idea seems much better than mine, at least it reduces a lot the traffic in APRS.

It was scheduled a SOTA activation today but due to high UV it was canceled. I was wondering to try out again the APRS2SOTA system, it will next time.

Best 73 and tks for help.

David Quental