• 18/2/12
    There's been a considerable large amount of spam accounts being created that I ask that you please use your CALLSIGN as your intended username. This way it's a lot easier to pick out the legitimate...
  • 12/10/11
     Hey all   Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Cairns Amateur Radio Club digi at Mt Haren has been turned off today.  It was replaced by VK4HM-3 which is an IGATE based on...
  • 7/10/11
     Over the weekend I finally got around to setting up IPv6/4 dual stack so now T2TAS can be accessed from either http://tasmania.aprs2.net:14501/ http://tasmania.ipv6.aprs2.net:14501/
  • 25/4/11
    There's been some recent changes made to the T2 (Tier 2) network that now adds load balancing to the rotate aliases. Previously the rotate alias was hard coded so if by chance a T2 server in the...
  • 7/1/11
     After a short period of inactivity, I've finally got the USB -> Serial converter permission issue sorted! For those of you using Debian Sid (I'd assume not many!) this is the solution......
  • 31/12/10
     I've recently applied to become a third T2 server for Australia, this will bring the total number of T2 servers in the Oceania region up to 5 servers. This will have little to no impact on end...
  • 12/12/10
    Thanks to efforts from a team of hard workers all VK5 Digis are now again fully operational. Over the last few months we have suffered a string of unrelated failures on various sites at different...
  • 20/6/10
    Ok I've just finished with the transfer of moving the I-Gate to my main server. With this change, I've also reallocated VK7HSE-1 to the I-Gate (formally VK7HSE-3) I-Gate status page is viewable here...
  • 19/6/10
    For the XASTIR users, OSM (Open Street Map) is now availble for use with XASTIR from the CVS repo.   Details on how to build from CVS can be found here  
  • 19/6/10
    Over the next couple of days I plan to swap the I-Gate from its current host (PC) to my main server. During this time the I-Gate will be down! in theory this should only take a few minutes to achieve...
  • 15/4/10
    Users may now register themselves to this website. Member services within the Australian national APRS site at this stage is only the ability to upload APRS map content for others to share...
  • 15/4/10
    Hopefully within the next few weeks we should see two new digipeaters appearing on air, covering the notorious "Black Hole" in coverage along the Hume Hwy between Sydney and Canberra...
  • 22/3/10
    At the end of last week I had a radio fail. Unfortunately this was the main 2m radio port for the Hobart I-Gate (VK7HSE-3) I did have an old Philips PRM-8010 that was pressed into service however the...
  • 16/3/10
    A new Digi is on test near Morgan in the SA Riverland. Callsign is VK5THB-1 as a Fill-in Digi. Reports are appreciated via the OzAPRS mailing list. Also VK5RSC-1 Sellicks hill has been off air for a...
  • 20/1/10
    Hello, I've just updated the Hobart I-Gate to version 3.15b08 of javAPRSsrv Also updated the running version of Java to the current version (1.6.0_18) Please advise if you notice any strange...
  • 5/1/10
    Hi All, A quick update to all APRS users in VK6 and also visitors to VK6. We have been working on our network and have a few digi's back on air with an iGate running at Gavin, VK6HGR's place. Many...
  • 4/1/10
    VK7RHT-1 APRS digi is now back on air!
  • 3/1/10
    Extract from the VK7 weekly newscast... REPEATER NEWSVK7REC Snow Hill is OFF AIR indefinitely.Joe VK7JG lets us know that the top section of the VK7REC tower hascollapsed. This in part due to lack of...
  • 1/1/10
    It's been noticed that VK7RHT-1 (Snug Tiers) has been off air since late December. This has been reported to the site maintainers and should be investigated soon...
  • 29/11/09
    With the closure of the VK5TTY BBS run by the South Coast Amateur Radio Club in Adelaide a new set of oportunities presents itself. Currently we have placed a Ui-Digi VK5TTY-1 on site at O'Halloran...
  • 27/10/09
    The 2009 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic over the weekend of 25-26 October saw APRS being used not only for position tracking of key assets, but also a fairly successful trial of updating a central...
  • 27/10/09
    We have just added a new section to the website so that users can share APRS maps with the wider community. Maps will be accepted in ZIP format, with the ZIP file containing one or...
  • 16/10/09
    WICEN Tas (south) inc. will be using APRS for the S.T.E.R Horse Riding event being held near St Helens (N.E Tas.) as well as providing check point comms for this event.
  • 11/10/09
    I have just updated the Hobart I-Gate to the latest version of javAPRSSrvr 3.15b06 Please report any issues to..  Scott VK7HSE <mailto:aprs@vk7hse.hobby-site.org>
  • 7/10/09
    VK4MGB-1 is now operational near Stanthorpe, working in conjunction with the Warwick IGate (VK4HPW-1)
  • 2/10/09
    As many may have noticed recently. We have added 4 new digis in country areas in the central north, mid north and Eyre peninsula. This extends the vhf coverage into many areas previously uncovered....
  • 1/10/09
    The Hobart I-Gate has recently been upgraded and is now using the javAPRSSrv software as opposed to APRSD. Should there be any issues, please contact Scott VK7HSE 
  • 27/9/09
    WICEN NSW will be trialling the use of APRS as a tracking network during this year's Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. A customised version of Andrew VK5EX's "MEX" ...
  • 15/9/09
    In order to bring our APRS-IS servers back into line with the global Tier2 server setup, some minor changes have been performed on both first.aprs.net.au and second.aprs.net.au
  • 15/9/09
    As you probably noticed, the website has had a major overhaul. This new site is based on a Content Management System (CMS) , which allows much greater flexibility in having different people...