Monday, October 23, 2017

Aprs setup guide part 1

Aprs setup guide 

For many ham radio operator finding the right digital mode isn't easy let alone the setup process.
so today I'm going to show you how to setup a APRS station easy and free. 
the first you'll need is aprs software . For this report will be using aprsis32 . After you download that program save to a folder. The next thing you need is a program that your aprs packet can seen while running the aprs Clint. For this post we'll you a program called soundmodem  
download the file and save it also . Oh before a forget you'll TNC to use this software or you can buy a signalink usb   .Now you've got the signalink and you downloaded the both programs so it's time got on the air.

1. Make sure your on National APRS channel 144.390 
2. go to your speaker option on the computer as shown here

After you speaker options on the computer select the signalink usb audio codec as your playback device . note make sure to disable your mine Pc speakers while you use the signlink .set the playback level to 100% The set the recording level to 75% Note make sure window sounds are set to No sound as we.

Note: you can always turn your windows sounds and speaker after you have run the program

OK now that you get the signalink all  set up time to get the Programs going. Will start with the soundmodem .

1 . unzip the hs_soundmodem19 file
2 Open the Program

3.from the setting menu to go devices

Make sure see the following setting in this area
1. Make sure both your output is set for the signalink usb audio codec . The input should me set to microphone. you'll need to check the following box here

Tx rotation
single channel output
color waterfall
Stop waterfall when minimize

4 go to Modem settings

in this area make sure the following  are checked as shown in the photo . keep it here for part two of this report. I'll go over the aprs software program setup with you.