SOTA2APRS


SOTA summits nearby moving APRS stations sending the Human-Person APRS symbol symbol around 2021-01-27 10:05 UTC


Reference Name
DM/NW-003 Ölberg APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA/HS-282 JA/HS-282 APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
EA1/CR-051 Alto do Mazanteo APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
S5/BR-005 Veliki Javornik APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
HL/DG-015 (Waryongsan) APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
F/PE-032 Pic Negra d'Envalira APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA/KN-033 Oogusuyama APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
I/PM-184 Cima Cialancia APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/RL-311 Skjena APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
EA1/AT-205 Alto de Magarrón APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA/HG-289 Jinjyuzan APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA/HG-287 Momitori APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OE/SB-289 Heuberg APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA5/TS-119 Aizomeyama APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
I/SI-216 Monte Pellegrino APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/RL-022 Mastravarden APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA5/EH-156 JA5/EH-156 APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
CT/ES-009 Serra de São Luís APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
JA8/OM-066 Hakodateyama APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/AH-016 Holterkollen APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
OE/OO-439 Tannberg APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
LA/RL-113 Sørafjellet APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
EA3/LL-070 Tossal Bovinar APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
I/AB-136 Atri APRSdirect.com (SOTA view) aprs.fi
EA3/LL-106 Bony de Trescul 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.