[amsat-bb] Re: Off Topic APRS Question
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 20 10:00:34 PDT 2011
Resending with corrected verbiage and typos....
From: Zachary Beougher
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:49 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Off Topic APRS Question
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 I
sent from my mobile (KD8KSN-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 know that aprs.fi plots you at your last
location, but according I checked it this morning and it had me back home,
now it has me randomly in Frazysburg. It is almost like a packet is being
saved at a specific location and then being transmitted at a random moment.
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, along with about 2-3 other stops along the
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 sent at the same time that aprs.fi
plotted me back 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. If you need clarification please email me. I will be going out in a
few so the path on aprs.fi with probably be erased.
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