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Yaesu VX8DR APRS Issue

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by podnumber1, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. podnumber1

    podnumber1 Member

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    Hello all. Thank you for a great forum with many supportive members! Although technically not new to ham radio, I recently bought this nifty little HT, but am unable to get out an aprs message. Initially when I got the radio and set it up, I managed to see myself in the stations list, and that was the last time. Forgot to mention I have the gps unit and mic attachment. The antenna is a Diamond SRH77A. I have since reset it and re-entered all my info, kept the digipath as suggested in the manual and nada! Been at it a week now and driving me nuts. The local aprs frequency is 144.800 and I have a negative offset of .600mhz as I understand it should be. I am receiving other call signs but no sign of my own. Please help someone!
    Mark


     

  2. Once Bitten

    Once Bitten Member

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    APRS frequency should be simplex with no offset.
     
  3. podnumber1

    podnumber1 Member

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    Thank you Once Bitten

    Of course it should be simplex:blushing::blush:::headbang:headbang Ok Ive now managed to receive a message to myself (y) but still no sign of me on aprs.fi
    Have changed all settings on aprs menu and lets see if I show up on the net anytime soon.

    Thanks again for pointing out my stupidity!
     
  4. KF5UFA

    KF5UFA W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Trying to program my VX-8DR makes me feel like a retard. I'm glad I bought that software.
     

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