SOTA summits nearby moving APRS stations sending the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol around 2021-09-25 15:20 UTC

Reference Name
OE/KT-075 Wöllaner Nock (SOTA view)
W7M/GA-017 Welcome Hill (SOTA view)
LA/HM-152 Løvlandsvola (SOTA view)
S5/KS-049 Luenec (Luevec) (SOTA view)
DL/BG-062 Jenner (SOTA view)
JA/KN-033 Oogusuyama (SOTA view)
HB0/LI-011 Helwangspitz (SOTA view)
HB/UR-054 Mittelstock (SOTA view)
OE/TI-507 Steinplatte (SOTA view)
G/SC-006 Periton Hill (SOTA view)
4O/IC-071 Ostri (SOTA view)
W4G/HC-043 Vineyard Mountain (SOTA view)
W7A/YV-045 Glassford Hill (SOTA view)
SP/BZ-031 Lubo (Lubo Wielki) (SOTA view)
9A/GH-190 Veliki vrh (SOTA view)
LA/OS-004 Puttåsen (SOTA view)
OE/TI-563 Kalkstein (SOTA view)
S5/KS-063 Kota 686 (truc) (SOTA view)
LA/NL-068 Kistrandtindan (SOTA view)
W4G/CE-002 Sweat Mountain (SOTA view)
FL/VO-077 Plateau de Malzéville (SOTA view)
LA/NL-101 Mjønesfjellet (SOTA view)
FL/VO-164 Ouvrage St. Blaise (SOTA view)
PA/PA-003 Observant (Sint Pietersberg) (SOTA view)
S5/BR-026 Planina (SOTA view)

Look at the APRSdirect "SOTA view"

SOTA2APRS is an experimental service that posts the SOTA activations (spots and alerts) and some summit locations to APRS-IS. Web based clients showing the positions on maps include APRSDirect, or agwtracker.

SOTA2APRS reports

  1. every activator "spotted" on SOTAwatch to APRS-IS with his current frequency as SOTA APRS symbol (or SOTA APRS symbol on some clients).
    • example: ON6ZQ 007.032MHz SOTA activation ON/ON-001
    • SOTA spots that contain the words "test" or "ignore" in their comment are not reported to APRS-IS.
    Activators who would prefer NOT to be listed on APRS when their activations are spotted on SOTAwatch are welcome to let me know -> mailto:info [snail] on6zq [period] be, and I'll make sure their callsign is added to the black-list.
  2. every announced activation ("alert") with the date and time of planned activation as SOTA APRS symbol (or SOTA APRS symbol on some clients)
    • example: ON/ON-001 SOTA activ. planned on YYYYMMDD HHMMz
  3. In addition to spots and alerts, SOTA2APRS also monitors in real time the stations that use the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol, and determines if they are in the vicinity of a SOTA summit and moving.
Only if so, a red X APRS symbol symbol is sent at the location of their nearest summit.
  • example: ON/ON-001 Summits On The Air -

This means that

  • any moving stations that use the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol will be shown with the SOTA summits nearby.
  • in particular, activators carrying an APRS tracker (or an APRS enabled transceiver, or a mobile phone running an application like APRSdroid) will be shown on the map with the location of the summit they are going to as red X APRS symbol.
APRSdirect "SOTA view"

SOTA2APRS is purely experimental, and is meant

  1. to make the SOTA related activities known to a larger public
  2. while helping
    • chasers to follow the activators progression
    • activators to be chased and assisted if necessary

It may be adapted or stopped without notice depending on the feed-back I receive.

Note: SOTA2APRS must not be confused with the gateway service APRS2SOTA provided by Stewart G0LGS, allowing users of the APRS network to post spots on the SOTAwatch system.

Here is a diagram describing the flows between SOTawatch, APRS2SOTA, SOTA2APRS and RBNhole.