SOTA summits nearby moving APRS stations sending the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol around 2019-12-08 20:54 UTC

Reference Name
9A/DH-163 Veli vinogradi (SOTA view)
G/CE-002 Walton Hill (SOTA view)
GM/ES-086 Brimmond Hill (SOTA view)
HB/AG-008 Geissberg (SOTA view)
HB/BL-009 Walten (SOTA view)
HB/BL-015 Rickenbacherflue/ Böckterflue (SOTA view)
HB/LU-019 Chrüzberg (SOTA view)
HB/SO-010 Beretenchopf (SOTA view)
HB/SO-012 Roggenflue (SOTA view)
HB/SO-013 Höchi Flue (SOTA view)
HB/SO-015 Gempen/ Schartenflue (SOTA view)
HB/SO-016 Born (SOTA view)
HB/SZ-032 Chiemen (SOTA view)
I/LO-435 Monte Scioscia (SOTA view)
LA/BU-026 Ringkollen (SOTA view)
SV/AT-011 Korakovuni (SOTA view)
VE7/FF-017 Cranbrook Hill (SOTA view)
VE7/NO-014 Mount Benson (SOTA view)
VE7/NO-021 Cottle Hill (SOTA view)
W0C/SP-085 North Kaufman Ridge (SOTA view)
W3/PW-061 Bald Eagle Mtn East (SOTA view)
W4G/CE-001 Kennesaw Mountain (SOTA view)
W4G/HC-036 Pine Mountain (SOTA view)
W4G/HC-043 Vineyard Mountain (SOTA view)
W7A/MN-147 Hedgpeth Hills (SOTA view)
W7W/LC-164 Prune Hill (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
    • 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.