SOTA summits nearby moving APRS stations sending the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol around 2020-07-10 18:49 UTC

Reference Name
W1/MB-001 Mount Greylock (SOTA view)
LA/RL-208 Refslandsknuten (SOTA view)
LA/RL-256 Vestknuten (SOTA view)
LA/VA-083 Storevarden (SOTA view)
SP/SS-018 Wilczy Kopel (SOTA view)
LA/RL-228 Stora Heia (SOTA view)
LA/VA-082 Linknuten (SOTA view)
JA/MG-058 Fukidoumine (SOTA view)
I/LO-106 Monte Canale (SOTA view)
LA/RL-235 Grønhaug (SOTA view)
SP/SS-013 Szeroka Góra (K?odzka) (SOTA view)
JA/MG-091 Oohagiyama (SOTA view)
G/SC-006 Periton Hill (SOTA view)
LA/RL-287 Nonsknuten (SOTA view)
LA/RL-113 Sørafjellet (SOTA view)
LA/VA-081 Solandsvarden (SOTA view)
OE/BL-012 Sonnenberg (SOTA view)
W7U/SP-003 Sanpete 2 Benchmark (SOTA view)
OK/PL-081 Krkavec (SOTA view)
SP/SW-005 Jawornik Wielki (SOTA view)
OK/OL-023 Javorník (SOTA view)
DM/TH-075 Künzelsberg (SOTA view)
W3/WE-011 Fairview Mtn (SOTA view)
LA/VA-071 Gråhei (SOTA view)
DM/NW-062 Hünenburg (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 mindmap describing the flows between SOTawatch, APRS2SOTA, SOTA2APRS and RBNhole.