Longest APRS Beacon Reception?

As commented elsewhere, my car transmits APRS beacons as M0YMA-9.

When it’s parked up at home, unsurprisingly the majority of its beacons are igated by my home system, M0YMA

My beacons typically look like this:

2020-09-22 15:29:30 BST: M0YMA-9>UQQXVP,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAO,M0YMA:`vI%l!$v\`”4R}www.m0yma.uk    VX8DE_

These are interspersed with a regular catch of 2nd hops via local(ish) digipeaters MB7UG (Four Marks near Alton, 28 miles) and MB7UJ (Warfield near Bracknell, 22 miles) – and the occasional one from further afield. I keep a close eye on the APRS2 system – even on two hops, it is surprising how far they can reach.

Last week, however, I got further directly than I’ve previously achieved:

2020-09-15 00:21:10 BST: M0YMA-9>UQQXVP,G4MRS-2*,WIDE2-1,qAO,G6PDE-10:`vI%l Uv\`”47}www.m0yma.uk    VX8DE_

G4MRS is the callsign of the Martlesham Radio Society at Adastral Park (MRSAP) near Ipswich!

APRS.FI records this as:

2020-09-15 00:21:10 2020-09-21 10:58:44 IO91OH > JO02PB 101.1 miles 59° 2020-09-21 10:58:44

Yes… 101.1 miles!

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WAB Book Series 7

The Worked All Britain Awards Group has announced the launch of the 7th Series of books – now including a USB flash drive, rather than two CDs – commencing at book 24000.  The new series will take effect from 17th June 2020.

Previously, I have subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44 – as part of the transition, book number 23044 will become valid, and book number 24044 will become valid in due course.

However, to show my continued support for WAB, I (and my two daughters) have each taken a new Series 7 book as part of the launch.

So, with effect from 17th June 2020, we are now the proud holders of the following new booknumbers:

  • Series 6
    • 23044 – Andrew M0YMA
  • Series 7
    • 24005 – Andrew M0YMA
    • 24006 – Emily (SWL)
    • 24007 – Isobel (SWL)
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WAB Book 22944

Previously, I subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44.

Therefore, with effect from 29th January, I am now the owner of new WAB Book 22944.

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First Mobile Run of 2018

As most readers will know, 2017 was a tough year for inter-G and therefore mobile activity related to Worked All Britain was sparse… and projections for 2018 are not too favourable either.

That said, I took the opportunity of a meeting in Winchester to test out conditions on 40m, and with my APRS beacons being transmitted as M0YMA-9… Continue reading

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WAB Book 22144

Previously, I subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44.

Therefore, with effect from 4th December, I am now the owner of new WAB Book 22144.

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WAB Book 22044

Previously, I subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44.

Therefore, with effect from 15th October, I am now the owner of new WAB Book 22044.

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WAB Book 21944

Previously, I subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44.

Therefore, with effect from 24th August, I am now the owner of new WAB Book 21944.

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WAB Book 21844

Previously, I subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44.

Therefore, with effect from 30th April, I am now the owner of new WAB Book 21844.

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New GxFF Award Manager

I am pleased to welcome Adrian M0PAI to the GxFF team, as the new Award Manager.

Adrian is designing a new series of awards, and these will be available through WWFF Logsearch shortly… the Activator awards will feature iconic British wildlife, whilst the Hunter awards will feature landscapes.

To allow all Activators and Hunters to receive the new awards, they will be available in steps of 11, and released in stages.

GxFF-H-11

GxFF-A-11

Thank you Adrian, for taking on the role.

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First Activation of 2017 – GFF-0324

Background

Having made it through January without so much as making one QSO, I felt it was about time to trouble my logbook… so a lunchtime trip up the road was in order, offering an hour on site.

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