[amsat-bb] Off Topic APRS Question

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 20 09:49:44 PDT 2011

Sorry for the off topic question, but I need some APRS help...

If you go to http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FKD8KSN-9 and view my path over the past three+ hours, you will see I made a trip down to Frazysburg and back home.  I went down, came back, shut the beacon off, and it was about 10:40a this morning.  I just got on APRSIS (KD8KSN-12), and I had a message that was sent to my mobile (-9 the one I am having issues with) this morning *along with the response from the other station* waiting in my inbox.  I went out to APRS.fi, and it has me plotted down in Frazysburg at 1620z, going 34mph.  The beacon is shut off at the radio (it is just monitoring a repeater), and it is sitting about 50ft from me right now – definitely not in Frazysburg.

I have had this issue over the past few days when I go into Columbus – I go in, come back, and about 2 hours later is suddenly plots me somewhere along the path I took 3 hours before.

One last thing regarding the message I received.  Go to http://aprs.fi/?c=message&call=KD8KSN-9  The “gm!” that was sent at 1248z this morning, along with the auto response from W8KRF-1 were the original messages.  The duplicate message that was sent at 1620z was sent while I was no where near the radio.  This was along when it plotted me out in Frazysburg.

Does anyone have ANY idea what this thing is doing?  I am running the FTM-350AR w/ smartbeaconing.  I have had absolutely NO issues up until this point.


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