In this post I will explain how I modified and set-up a VHF Motorola Desktrac for APRS Digipeater use. This is a very simple modification and requires some basic soldering skills and a few parts, many of which you will probably already have in your parts drawer.
I have setup a new custom Weather Alert and SkyWarn Spotter Activation script through PHP and Twitter for Stark County, Ohio.
This project is currently in Live Beta Testing and I am encouraging anyone to “follow” the account; and if you wish, have them text messaged to your phone.
If your agency, or business is using Motorola MDC capable radios, then you can utilize this numbering scheme. This makes it easier to identify what type of radio and which unit # or radio # is transmitting at any given time.
I recommend setting MDC to “post only” which will make the radio transmit the MDC at the end after the user releases the PTT on the radio.
While I am a big fan and supporter of eliminating the need for fossil fuels, and making the environment “green”, some of the technologies they are testing may bring harm to existing ones in use everyday.
I have had a couple of requests for permission to add some of my weather image scripts to some sites and profiles…
Some people are “elmered” into the hobby, not just discover it on their own. I have always worked with electronics, whether it be the kits that my parents bought at the local radio shack, or something more like fixing a radio or cd player…
On Saturday Sep. 22nd The Canton Amateur Radio Club will be operating the W8M station from on top of the memorial, we should be on the air from about 1000 EDT till dark or about 2100, QSO with us if you get a chance. We will be on multiple bands so tune around until you hear us. Also if your in the Canton area the parade 2M frequency is 146.520 simplex. Feel free to listen in.