The key to relaying (digi-ing) the signal from the moving station to the end-user we use digital-repeaters (digi-peaters) and iGates which links the radio based position report to web-based servers.
N1ATP standard setup is;
- WX3in1 TNC/Web server,
- a Yaesu FT-2600m,
- Power Supply,
- Mag Mount or Portable Antenna Tower when used in an event.
- Base Antenna when used at its “normal” locations.
By connecting the unit to ethernet internet or a mobile Cell Router all APRS data is available on portable devices like an iPad.
The WX3in1 TNC is programmed with automated “profiles”. When a GPS is connected, the unit switches from “static” predefined beacon location to “Event Mode” message and location.
Although not used in my configuration, It also has a Beta Smart Beacon Mode to be used as a tracker.