KE8FZT – Portage/Kalamazoo APRS iGate / Digi

Well, I have setup an iGate/Digipeater for local APRS communication, unfortunately there isnt another one in the county anymore. The radio can double as a nice 2M radio for local Repeaters and other communication as well.

As of 12/10, there is a Firestik 2m Antenna, 50′ of LMR-400, a Kenwood TM-281 Radio, interfaced with a TNC-PI on a RaspberryPi, running Xastir.!call=KE8FZT

ISS Packet!

Picked up another great ISS pass!

00:00:12:13 : KE8FZT-7]APK003,RS0ISS*,qAR,W4TBD-10::KG4AKV-5 :ack19
00:00:12:16 : KG4AKV-5]APK003,RS0ISS*,qAR,W4TBD-10::KE8FZT-7 :Hi. I’m in FM05. Do you QSL?{19
00:00:13:19 : W8LR]APK003,RS0ISS*,qAR,W4TBD-10::KE8FZT-7 :599 Via ISS de W8LR Jerry{44
00:00:13:27 : KE8FZT-7]4R1R5Y,RS0ISS*,qAR,KD8THX-6:`q@Il OS/]”7#}


Made contact with the ISS last night via the Digipeater and APRS! Heard K4IPH, N3FCX and KA3MTT!


00:10:51:16 : KE8FZT-7]4R1R5Y,RS0ISS*,qAO,W2THC-10:`q@Jl!FS/]=
00:10:52:06 : KE8FZT-7]4R1R5Y,RS0ISS*,qAO,W2THC-10:`q@Jl qS/]=
00:10:52:29 : KE8FZT-7]4R1R5X,RS0ISS*,qAR,KD8THX-6:`q@Jl!.S/]=