SOTA2APRS


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 APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W7M/GA-017 Welcome Hill APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/HM-152 Løvlandsvola APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
S5/KS-049 Luenec (Luevec) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
DL/BG-062 Jenner APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA/KN-033 Oogusuyama APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
HB0/LI-011 Helwangspitz APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
HB/UR-054 Mittelstock APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OE/TI-507 Steinplatte APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
G/SC-006 Periton Hill APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
4O/IC-071 Ostri APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W4G/HC-043 Vineyard Mountain APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W7A/YV-045 Glassford Hill APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
SP/BZ-031 Lubo (Lubo Wielki) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
9A/GH-190 Veliki vrh APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/OS-004 Puttåsen APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OE/TI-563 Kalkstein APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
S5/KS-063 Kota 686 (truc) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/NL-068 Kistrandtindan APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
W4G/CE-002 Sweat Mountain APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
FL/VO-077 Plateau de Malzéville APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/NL-101 Mjønesfjellet APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
FL/VO-164 Ouvrage St. Blaise APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
PA/PA-003 Observant (Sint Pietersberg) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
S5/BR-026 Planina 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 diagram describing the flows between SOTawatch, APRS2SOTA, SOTA2APRS and RBNhole.