Tag: APRS

Mini APRS Weather Station

A year ago, I installed a system based on a Raspberry Pi Zero to manage my backyard lights. Since the system is installed outside in a weatherproof box, I have decided to install a DS1820 temperature sensor, send the data to APRS1, and use the APRS infrastructure to monitor …


Programming the radio module SA818

Before you can use it, the SA818 radio module needs to be programmed. This is a guide to program the SA818 radio module.


Connecting your TYT on a Raspberry-Pi

Over the years, I have made several Allstar, Echolink, and APRS nodes1. A few months ago, my friend JC (W6IPA) told me he wanted to build an Allstar node. I gave him this piece of advice: if I had to make a new Allstar node, I would create a …


APRS Telemetry

I wrote a little python program to send my iGate telemetry through APRS. The metrics include the temperature of the Raspberry-Pi, the load average, the amount of free memory, and network traffic. Sending the iGate metrics through APRS allows me to use the graph tools offered by aprs.fi or …


High Altitude Weather Balloon.

A few months ago, I watched YouTube videos about ham radio operators launching high altitude balloons. They carry a tracking device and a camera to take beautiful pictures of Earth. The tracking device is used to follow the airship on a map but also to retrieve the payload. Ham radio …


APRS iGate for Parachute Mobile

At Parachute mobile we like to tinker with things. One of the projects I have worked on is an APRS iGate. Parachute mobile is a group of people who combine their passion of ham radio and of skydiving. For us, POTA doesn't mean park on the air but Parachute on …


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