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Author Topic: Icom ID5100A APRS  (Read 5346 times)
K2BUS
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« on: July 11, 2017, 10:01:01 AM »

New user here, just got my new ID5100A set up in my camper.
Am getting most functions to work as they should, but would like to figure out how to get my location to appear on maps (such as aprs.fi)
There are so many settings, I understand it is in the manual but it's like reading greek!
Does any other user here have the radio that might be able to point me in the right direction?
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KD4UPL
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 07:01:45 PM »

As I understand it that radio doesn't directly support APRS. It does DPRS which is Dstar's version. In order to get it's position reports into the regular APRS system you have to get your signal to a repeater or other gateway that connects to the APRS system.
It's not like the Kenwood and Yaesu radios that directly support APRS with what is built into the radio.
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INITZERO
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:56:13 AM »

KD4UPL is correct.

Check out Section 8-15 (page 169) of the instruction manual...

https://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/DownloadDocument.aspx?Document=671

It shows how to setup D-PRS. In some cases, that is gated to the internet but it isn't nearly as universal as APRS.

Cheers,
Matt
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KENNETH
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 08:44:54 AM »

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OK, just so we're clear....Icom radios DO NOT transmit APRS!  If you set one up for DPRS position reporting, it will ping your GPS position in an APRS format that's called GPS-A.  But, the packets will NOT somehow get sent independently to the APRS network.  They will be added to your key-up bit stream to a D-STAR repeater that's suitably-equipped with bridging into the APRS system.  All fine and dandy if you're using the repeater input frequently, but if not, and if you decide to instead set up a beacon, you'll be interfering with others on the input of the D-STAR repeater"

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,88221.0.html 
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