YGate - turn your Yaesu radio into an APRS igate, no extra hardware required

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  1. KM6LYW

    KM6LYW Ham Member QRZ Page



    If you have a Yaesu FTM400 or FTM100, and a PC or Pi, you have all the hardware you need to create an APRS igate. You just need one bit of software called "ygate" which translates the serial data output from your Yaesu radio, and converts it into APRS packets, then forwards them to the APRS information service on the Internet. So why build an igate? An igate listens to APRS packets on 144.390 (144.800 Europe), and relays them to the APRS Information Service where they're processed and relayed all over the world. APRS can provide email, SMS, position reporting, and a host of other services. You need an FCC/CEPT amateur radio license to use this software! Generate your APRS password here: https://apps.magicbug.co.uk/passcode/ Get ygate here https://github.com/craigerl/ygate
     
  2. K2AJO

    K2AJO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just watched your video. We have a new FTM400 at the school district I teach at and also a pi. We have everything we need to setup an igate or Digipeater.

    Two questions:
    1) Where would I find out how to convert my GPS to a Decimal for that "Position" setting in that file?

    2) What would I need in order to make this igate a Digipeater? Is there a video on this?
     
  3. KM6LYW

    KM6LYW Ham Member QRZ Page

  4. KD2RHT

    KD2RHT XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Just started playing with this tonight, very cool. I set it to dump into a log also
     
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  5. W5BRM

    W5BRM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any idea on if this works with the FTM-300D?
     

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