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Posted: 12 Apr 2018 12:00 AM PDT

A rather new discussion on our local forum led me to do a little research
on APRS again. I posed a few questions.¬*Interesting to see there is a
little APRS activity in South Africa.

Is it being put to good use or only an indicator of a very few vehicle

Is any messaging done through the network?

How many active weather stations are there nowadays?

What are the main coverage areas?

Are there still 300 baud HF gateways?

An answer from Andrew ZS5CEY, DMR radios with GPS can post their positions
to APRS via our Brandmeister DMR Master (providing radio set up to do
this). This also allows two-way messaging between DMR radios and APRS, and
is supposed on all the DMR repeaters. I need to do a little study on this

Paul ZS1V replied, Hamnet WC and GS both use 2m APRS during events and WC
have used it for multi-day missing persons searches with WSAR also.

I went to and did a few searches and was pleasantly surprised!

Cape town


and Gauteng!

Great to see all the active weather stations!

Hennie ZS6EY provided some port info, You can also connect
to¬*¬*on all three ports. Andy ZS5CEY also
mentioned a backup server URL, You can connect to my backup server at and the port you want to connect to.

Maybe time to look into APRS again. I have a KAM XL lying around doing

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