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.