Aprs onanalog fm HTs?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KF5DMC, May 16, 2018.

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  1. KF5DMC

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    Will aprs work with analog FMHT's
    I ask because I have a T70A dual bander icom Ht...
    Im only lookin to find out if I can use my HT for aprs..
    I do have aprs gps software for andriod currently and can get it and use it with my apple ipad...
    Any help appriciated
    KF5DMC
     
  2. WE4B

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    Yes. 144.39 MHz.
     
  3. KB4QAA

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    Yes. You will need to buy or build an interface between the computer soundcard and the HT audio In/out and the PTT.
     
  4. AD7ZJ

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  5. AG6QR

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    Aprsdroid can do AFSK directly, with no need for a TNC. If you have a radio that supports VOX, all you need is an audio cable to connect the audio output of your Android device to the microphone input of your radio. If you want to receive APRS as well, then you'll also need to connect your radio's audio output to the Android device's microphone input.

    I prefer using the mobilinkd TNC, as pointed out by AD7ZJ. It communicates with your Android via bluetooth, so the Android device doesn't need any cables to it at all. And it can provide a keying signal to your HT, not relying upon VOX. I've had a moblinkd TNC for a few years, and it has worked well.

    All the digital signals go out on analog airwaves, so it's no surprise that an analog HT works well for APRS.
     
  6. WZ7U

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    And no special "digital" antenna required!
     

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