SOTA2APRS


SOTA summits nearby moving APRS stations sending the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol around 2020-08-03 17:38 UTC


Reference Name
G/SC-011 Hardown Hill APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W7M/HB-050 Casey Peak APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OK/KA-008 Lesný APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OY/OY-055 Sigatindur APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OY/OY-045 Ritafjall APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W0C/FR-093 Bald Mountain APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
HB/SO-010 Beretenchopf APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OY/OY-046 Tyril APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
F/JU-027 Planches des Belles Filles APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
UT/CA-354 ?????? ???? (Chernaya Gora) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
DM/RP-334 Fuchskaute APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
S5/BI-076 Gav?na gora APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W7O/CS-147 Roxy Ann Peak APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
SP/BS-023 Kamie? ?nad Krempn?? APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
BV/NT-036 ??? (Gu?n Y?n Sh?n) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/BU-112 Sirikjerke APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W7N/CK-227 Lone Mountain APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W6/NS-330 Elizabeth Peak APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
BV/TP-003 ??? (Nán G?ng Sh?n) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W3/WE-007 Lambs Knoll APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
DM/BM-028 Großer Osser APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
HB/SO-015 Gempen/ Schartenflue APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi

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, APRS.fi 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 - www.sota.org.uk

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.
SOTA2APRS SOTA2APRS
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 mindmap describing the flows between SOTawatch, APRS2SOTA, SOTA2APRS and RBNhole.