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Trouble with APRS spotting

With flaky cell service on my phone and no service at all on my tablet today, I thought I would turn to my trusty HT and spot via APRS. I didn’t even put on the big antenna, sent a spot and got back a received notice. But, the note said that the spot was rejected!?! I always recycle an old spot so I know the syntax was correct and even tried using another previously successful spot for a template with the same result. Is APRS spotting being affected by the issues with the old database connection like SOTAwatch2 and other spotting tools? @MM0FMF Another activator said that his APRS spots never got out over the weekend so I am not sure if this is the same issue or not.

Thanks,

73, pat - KI4SVM

Hi Pat,

Yeah, all tied together, unfortunately

Is the issue being worked on or is APRS not going to work with SOTAwatch3?

I don’t know if It’s being worked on right now. If it isn’t worked on then it will not work with SW3. That doesn’t mean it cannot be changed to work.

Has anyone told Stewart @G0LGS?

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it seems to work now … i just sent a test to ARPS2SOTA and it appeared on SW3:

aprs_sw3

https://aprs.fi/?c=message&call=sota&limit=50

73 Martin, OE5REO

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