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Welcome to the APRSPH Net. If you are looking for the #APRSThursday logs, they are on the #APRSThursday tab above. For the APRSPH Net and logs, read on!
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What is APRSPH?
APRSPH is a network of licensed amateur radio operators who share messages and position packets through radio and internet.
APRSPH is also a bot that can be used to run queries, execute commands, and exchange messages with the SMS network.
It can be used for daily routine messages, and it can also be used for off-grid text-based communications during emergencies. The bot itself resides on a digipeater at PK00 grid so it can be used to store and relay messages that can hop across the local digipeater network within the DU1, DU3, and soon the DU2 amateur radio districts in the Philippines. It is connected to the internet via APRS-IS to accommodate message exchange with other stations worldwide using RF with internet backhaul. The bot itself can also be installed on other digipeaters for local RF use cases.
What is APRS?
Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area. Data can include object Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, weather station telemetry, text messages, announcements, queries, and other telemetry. APRS data can be displayed on a map, which can show stations, objects, tracks of moving objects, weather stations, search and rescue data, and direction finding data.
APRS data is typically transmitted on a single shared frequency (depending on country) to be repeated locally by area relay stations (digipeaters) for widespread local consumption. In addition, all such data are typically ingested into the APRS Internet System (APRS-IS) via an Internet-connected receiver (IGate) and distributed globally for ubiquitous and immediate access. Data shared via radio or the internet are collected by all users and can be combined with external map data to build a shared live view.
Development on APRS started in the late 1980s by Bob Bruninga, call sign WB4APR, a senior research engineer at the United States Naval Academy. He maintained the main APRS Web site until his death in 2022. The initialism "APRS" was derived from his call sign. (from Wikipedia)
Learn more about APRS here. You may also find stations near your location and other message logs at aprs.fi.
How to join and use APRSPH
Send an APRS message to APRSPH to join the net in the following format:
Other commands to interact with the bot and to retrieve information:
- CQ [space] your message to send a message to everyone checked in for the day.
This also adds you to the net log, and you will subsequently receive any CQ messages received by APRSPH thereafter.
Subsequent CQ messages will also be sent to everyone in the list.
- NET [space] your message will quietly join you into the daily net.
This will not alert everyone in the net, but your callsign and message will be logged below.
The message is optional. Sending NET without a message after will still log your callsign into the net and the recipient list. You will then receive subsequent CQ messages whenever someone checks in or sends a new CQ message.
From DMR APRS
- LIST to view the current day's list of checked-in stations.
- LAST to see the last 5 messages (use LAST10 for 10 messages or LAST15 for 15 messages).
LAST THURS retrieves the last 5 messages from the #APRThursday log. LAST10 or LAST15 will also work.
- MINE to view the recent CQ/NET messages sent by your own station to the net in the current month. You may include a callsign-ssid to review the last messages sent by that station (e.g., MINE DU2XXR-7). Use MINE10 or MINE15 for 10 or 15 messages, respectively.
MINE THURS will retrieve your last #APRSThursday messages. MINE10 and MINE15 will also work.
- SEARCH [space] word or phrase to find the last 5 messages from the month that contain the word or phrase. SEARCH10 or SEARCH15 to fetch 10 or 15 messages, respectively
- ?APRST or ?PING? to get a message with the path/s your packet took to the bot.
- ?APRSP to make the bot send a position packet.
- ?APRSS to make the bot send a status packet with the count of checkins for the day and total SMS processed.
- ?APRSM or MSG to retrieve the last 10 messages sent to your callsign+ssid, using the aprs.fi API. Alternative command is M. Example: ?APRSM
Add a callsign-ssid after to retrieve messages directed to that callsign. Example: ?APRSM DU2XXR-7
- UNSUBSCRIBE or U to check out from the day's net. You will no longer receive CQ messages until you rejoin.
You may add a checkout text message after the command, which will also be recorded on the log. Example: U checking out for the day. See u tomorrow.
- HELP for a list of other commands.
- The net restarts every 0000Z or midnight UTC time and you need to check in again to rejoin.
Note: Sending different CQ or NET messages within a rapid succession might result in duplicate logs and/or relays due to the nature of APRS messages (resent several times and also digipeated by several devices). Also, sending the exact same CQ or NET message within the 24-hour net period might result in subsequent messages not being logged if they are exactly the same (duplicate check mechanism stores your latest message and checks new messages against the last sent one).
Except where indicated, commands are not case sensitive.
- Send a DMR message to your master server's APRS gateway.
For example if you are using the BM_5151 server, APRS gateway is 515999
- Message format (callsigns are case sensitive):
APRSPH [space] CQ [space] Your net message here.
- You can also do a "quiet" checkin. Get logged without sending the message to everyone in the list:
APRSPH [space] NET [space] Your net message here.
SMS gateway commands (for Philippine numbers only)
Sending from APRS to SMS
Sending from SMS to radio users on APRS
- SMS [space] 09######### [space] your message - sends an SMS message to the number indicated.
This only supports numbers from the Philippines.
- SMSALIAS is also supported, to prevent cell #s from appearing on the air or on APRS-IS.
SMSALIAS [space] 09######### [space] NAME to set an alias.
SMS [space] NAME [space] message to send thereafter.
Short one-word names are recommended.
You can set your own alias for your number from SMS
- To send from SMS to any APRS user, send an SMS message to 09760685303:
@CALSGN-SSID [space] your message - This sends a message to that station.
If youare unsure of the SSID, you may just write the callsign. APRS network will still send it.
- For example:
@DU2XXR-7 Hello there, this is sent to APRS from SMS.
- ALIAS [space] NAME
This protects your cellular number from appearing on APRS-IS services.
SAT command for sending SMS to Thuraya satellite phones
From the radio
This list is automatically updated on the server every time a station checks in (you may need to refresh, but the page itself refreshes every 10 minutes in your browser).
The daily net list is refreshed every midnight at UTC. You will need to check in again to rejoin the net and continue receiving net messages.
- SAT [space] ########## [space] your message - sends an SMS message to the number indicated.
This only supports Thuraya satelite phones. ######## is the number that comes after the +88216 country code. So, for example your Thuraya number is +8821612345678, your command should be SAT 12345678 Hello this is a test message.
From cellular SMS (Philippine networks) - send to the gateway number 09760685303.
- SAT [space] ########## [space] your message - sends an SMS message to the number indicated.
Support the net
If you would like to support APRSPH Net, you may contribute by buying me a coffee or sharing a contribution through PayPal.
These will go to maintenance costs like this web host and server, as well as possible upgrades of our digipeater and igate gear (radio, controller, Raspberry Pi, etc.). Of course, it will also go toward coffee, which helps in app development! We are also hoping to grow the digipeater network here in the Philippines to improve RF coverage. Or, you may simply spread the word about the APRSPH Net. Any support will be much appreciated.
Thanks to our contributors for your support: Jovie Gil Montajes, Jojo Melendres KN6HTD, Cyndi KK7AZD, Doug WA6L, Fr. Tom 4G1WWW, Keith N1XTK, Don Bower, and Light of Hope PH. Thanks to the APRSPH group for your efforts: Allan Arguelles 4G1AMK, Karlo Paolo Alejo K2EMD.
A special thanks to Steve N2RWE for hosting the APRSPH website. Be sure to check out his APRS website, too, at aprs.n2rwe.com.
- 2023-01-28: Added the ?APRSM feature, which lets users retrieve their last 5 messages from aprs.fi.
- 2023-02-02: Improved handling of longer messages in relay and retrieval (pagination into 2 messages so it is not truncated)
- 2023-03-26: Page now refreshes every 10 minutes. APRSPH also automatically advises all checked in stations that the net is about to restart.
- 2023-03-29: Improved reply for CQ and NET messages to include timestamp to better handle clients that ignore duplicate messages (because our messages don't have msgID).
- 2023-04-04: Added UNSUBSCRIBE command.
- 2023-04-12: Added queries for retrieving #APRSThursday entries. Also improved the MINE, SEARCH commands to cover current month plus archives.
- 2023-04-16: Throttled self ?APRSM to 1 query per 5 minutes, since a duplicate query will result in a different response set every time because the responses will now be the last messages received. Update: Changed to 30 minutes, as of 2023-05-04.
- 2023-06-05: Minor fix to the SMSALIAS code to accommodate for extra spaces which results in no match.
- 2023-06-30: Fixes to the back-end code to deal with looping messages and garbage characters from igates that cause looping.
- 2023-07-04: Added support for ?APRSP and ?APRSS commands.
- 2023-09-04: Edits to replace brackets to avoid HTML tags in log
Net logs for December 2023
The full logs since January 2023 are in the 2023 archive. April to December 2022 logs are here.
From November 15 2022 onwards, we have unified the "NET" and CQ" message logs.
Messages with * at the end indicate quiet "net" checkin and not "cq" checkin (logged but not forwarded to all stations checked-in for the day).
2023-12-01 01:18:38 UTC DL1KDX-7:GM APRS-PH from Paranaque PK04mk. TGIF and 73
2023-12-01 01:29:52 UTC DU2XXR-7:GM TGIF. It's December!
2023-12-01 02:16:44 UTC VU2LCI-10:Greetings from Malleswaram Bangalore
2023-12-01 02:48:49 UTC KB2HSH:check in
2023-12-01 03:19:12 UTC KB2HSH:73 FROM BUFFALO NY USA
2023-12-01 03:42:47 UTC JQ7BJB-7:Greetings from northern Japan!
2023-12-01 11:52:18 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in from Katipunan Zn. 73 Mabuhay! *
2023-12-01 12:32:48 UTC DW6XJO-1:good eve 73 *
2023-12-01 14:33:31 UTC KD4ADC-1:Hello APRSPH! KD4ADC EM74 via RF
2023-12-01 20:53:53 UTC KN6WKM-9: *
2023-12-01 22:11:51 UTC K8JTT-7:Hello from Michigan,USA 73 de K8JTT
2023-12-01 22:12:31 UTC KI4HBA-9:KI4HBA EM60 *
2023-12-02 00:03:33 UTC 4F9INC-10:Manuel checking in.happy weekend.de 4F9INC *
2023-12-02 00:05:06 UTC 4F9INC-10:HAPPY WEEKEND de 4F9INC
2023-12-02 00:46:37 UTC KB9LBP-10:Hello everyone from KB9LBP in Alabama...73
2023-12-02 02:05:39 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in GM from Gulayon, Dipolog City 73 Mabuhay! *
2023-12-02 14:45:33 UTC KB9LBP-10:Good Morning everyone from KB9LBP in AL...73
2023-12-02 15:09:17 UTC KI4HBA-9:KI4HBA EM60 *
2023-12-02 17:38:03 UTC TG5ALY-14:Checking from Guatemala/Inrico S200
2023-12-02 22:31:02 UTC K8JTT-7:Hello from Michigan,USA 73 de K8JTT
2023-12-03 02:00:46 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in GM Happy Sunday from Dipolog City 73 Mabuhay! *
2023-12-03 03:44:55 UTC K8JTT-7:Hello from Michigan,USA 73 de K8JTT
2023-12-03 05:13:13 UTC VU3YEK-4:Greetings from Pune, India
2023-12-03 14:56:49 UTC TG5ALY-14:Checking from Guatemala/Inrico S200
2023-12-03 15:40:09 UTC N2RAC-10:busy weekend: HS reunion & repeater maintenance
2023-12-03 16:57:03 UTC KN6WKM-8: *
2023-12-03 18:59:44 UTC KB9LBP-10:Hello everyone from KB9LBP in AL...73
2023-12-03 21:00:28 UTC DU2XXR-7:Late checkin, busy weekend.
2023-12-03 21:52:58 UTC CT7AQH-7:CQ CQ CQ DE CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 PSE K
2023-12-04 00:14:58 UTC DL1KDX-7:GM APRS-PH from Paranaque PK04mk. Happy Monday and 73
2023-12-04 02:18:18 UTC DU2XXR-7:Back online after blackout
2023-12-04 05:40:04 UTC N4WGM-7:FM18XS m
2023-12-04 19:51:26 UTC KI4HBA-9:KI4HBA EM60 *
2023-12-04 20:25:50 UTC KB9LBP-10:Hello everyone from KB9LBP in AL 73
2023-12-04 21:11:37 UTC KB0HKY:Hello from DN70 Colorado, USA. Have a great day.
2023-12-04 21:46:07 UTC TG5ALY-14:Checking from Guatemala/Inrico S200
2023-12-04 22:16:29 UTC CT7AQH-7:CQ CQ CQ DE CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 PSE K
2023-12-05 00:44:20 UTC DL1KDX-7:GM APRS-PH from Paranaque PK04mk. Happy Tuesday and 73
2023-12-05 00:45:11 UTC DU2XXR-7:GM & happy Tuesday too!
2023-12-05 01:08:42 UTC KC3WWB-12:checking in *
2023-12-05 02:09:55 UTC K8JTT-7:Hello from Michigan,USA 73 de K8JTT
2023-12-05 05:02:44 UTC KK4MGC-7:hi all. This is a test.
2023-12-05 05:04:33 UTC KK4MGC-7:checking in *
2023-12-05 05:07:17 UTC KK4MGC-7:Hello from Kentucky
2023-12-05 05:12:45 UTC KK4MGC-7:Hello K8JTT-7!
2023-12-05 08:47:21 UTC DL1KDX-7:Epicenter Tagatay, Cavite. Magniude .5.5
2023-12-05 08:48:21 UTC DL1KDX-7:GA Just noticed the quake in Paranaque PK04mk. 73
2023-12-05 16:42:20 UTC TG5ALY-14:Checking from Guatemala/Inrico S200
2023-12-05 16:43:26 UTC KC3WWB-12:Hello from Blandon/Pennsylvania! 73
2023-12-05 19:23:42 UTC KF0OFJ-9: checking in to the daily net from Cameron, MO, USA *
2023-12-05 21:22:07 UTC CT7AQH-7:CQ CQ CQ DE CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 PSE K
2023-12-05 22:43:29 UTC JQ7BJB-7:NET TOHOKU,JP
2023-12-06 00:20:24 UTC DL1KDX-7:GM APRS-PH from Paranaque PK04mk. Happy hump day and 73
2023-12-06 02:33:04 UTC JQ7BJB-7:NET TOHOKU,JP
2023-12-06 03:56:48 UTC VE3MBB-5: *
2023-12-06 11:15:59 UTC DU2XXR-7:GE happy hump day!
2023-12-06 15:08:43 UTC KF0OFJ-9:Hello from Cameron, MO, USA
2023-12-06 17:59:34 UTC VU2LCI-10:Greetings from Malleswaram Bangalore
2023-12-06 21:34:17 UTC TG5ALY-14:Checking from Guatemala/InricoS200
2023-12-06 21:59:03 UTC K8JTT-7:Hello from Michigan,USA 73 de K8JTT
2023-12-06 22:53:18 UTC VU2LCI-10:Greetings 🙏 from Bangalore India
2023-12-06 23:19:24 UTC CT7AQH-7:CQ CQ CQ DE CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 PSE K
2023-12-07 00:07:11 UTC DL1KDX-7:GM APRS-PH from Paranaque PK04mk. Happy Thursday and 73
2023-12-07 00:09:20 UTC KA6TWR-5:Greetings from California KA6TWR“Known As 6 ToWeR”
2023-12-07 01:52:03 UTC 9W2DDA-9:HOTG #APRSTHURSDAY 9W2DDA MÀLAYSIA 73
2023-12-07 01:59:32 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in GM Happy Sunday from Dipolog City 73 Mabuhay! *
2023-12-07 01:59:52 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in from Katipunan Zn. 73 Mabuhay! *
2023-12-07 02:01:29 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in GM from Katipunan ZN. 73 to All... *
2023-12-07 03:36:35 UTC DU2XXR-7:GM happy #APRSThursday
2023-12-07 04:34:48 UTC DU2XXR-7:hello test checkin *
2023-12-07 04:37:01 UTC DU2XXR-7:Hello all 73
2023-12-07 04:58:26 UTC 9W3JDT-7: *
2023-12-07 05:01:32 UTC 9W3JDT-7:Check In from Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia 73.
2023-12-07 05:05:50 UTC 9W3JDT-7: [Checked out from the net]
2023-12-07 05:06:19 UTC 9W3JDT-7: *
2023-12-07 05:42:35 UTC KF0OFJ-9:Greetings from Cameron, MO, USA
2023-12-07 13:16:42 UTC BG5VIG-7:Hi De BG5VIG 73
2023-12-07 13:21:01 UTC BG5VIG-7:list
2023-12-07 13:21:36 UTC 4G1WWW-5:Good evening. Happy @APRSThursday! 7-3 de 4G1WWW
2023-12-07 15:54:05 UTC KD4ADC-1:Hello APRSPH! KD4ADC EM74 via RF
2023-12-07 17:04:03 UTC KC3VDU-9:HELLO FROM DELAWARE
2023-12-07 17:12:58 UTC N4WGM-7:hotg FM18XS Maryland
2023-12-07 17:26:53 UTC KJ6PYV: HAPPY APRSTHURSDAY FROM IDAHO
2023-12-07 17:33:03 UTC DU2XXR-7:Looking forward to the long weekend!
2023-12-07 17:55:10 UTC KB3BMT-1:HOTG #APRSTHURSDAY de Delaware. 73 KB3NMT *
2023-12-07 23:40:01 UTC TI2BSH:NET CHK IN VIA 20 MTS JS8CALL, PURA VIDA 73.
2023-12-08 00:10:33 UTC 9V1LD-7:checking in. Mabuhay and 73 *
2023-12-08 00:40:20 UTC DL1KDX-7:GM APRS-PH from Paranaque PK04mk. Happy Friday and 73
2023-12-08 00:58:28 UTC KN6WKM-4: *
2023-12-08 02:22:32 UTC DU2XXR-7:TGIF. Happy long weekend, 73
2023-12-08 10:03:02 UTC DW8BRQ-5:Check-in GM Happy Friday from Dipolog City 73 Mabuhay! *
2023-12-08 13:51:31 UTC N4WGM-7:
2023-12-08 13:52:08 UTC N4WGM-7:FM18XS Maryland
2023-12-08 22:44:11 UTC CT7AQH-7:CQ CQ CQ DE CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 CT7AQH-7 PSE K
2023-12-09 03:39:46 UTC KB0HKY:Hello from a cold and snowy Colorado. DN70
2023-12-09 05:09:02 UTC DU2XXR-7:GM hpi weekend. DX1ARM Christmas party today.
2023-12-09 05:36:38 UTC BG5VIG-7:hello