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Fill-in Digipeater at Woodanilling.

This is currently under construction and will be solar powered and have a high power transceiver (up to 25 watts). The power will be adjusted to a level that will balance battery life and to be reliably heard by VK6RAW-3.


I'm using the Microsat PLXDigi - APRS Digipeater with the WXTelemetry/Hall20A - voltage/current/temperature measurement module and the WXBits - digital inputs/outputs module.

This is a work in progress and I'm hoping to have it up and running ASAP.

Follow the links below for more info on the products from Microsat.;products_id=54



PLXDigi - APRS Digipeater
 WXTelemetry/Hall20A - voltage/current/temperature measurement module


WXBits - digital inputs/outputs module

The DS18B20 digital thermometer provides 9-bit to 12-bit Celsius temperature measurements.

This Temperature sensor is compatible with WX Telemetry module (which can be connected

to WX3in1 Mini, WX3in1 Plus 1.0, PLXTracker, PLXDigi) or can be connected directly to

WX3in1 Plus 2.0.

Cable length: 95 cm.

Cable description: 
Depending on delivery cable colors may be:
red - 5V, black - GND, white - DATA,
red - 5V, yellow - GND, green - DATA,
red - 5V, black - GND, yellow - DATA.

DS18B20 Digital Thermometer with cable

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:03



I am using the Opentracker OT2 from Argent Data for my Digipeater at Paraburdoo.




The Tracker2 acts as a bidirectional tracker (transmitting positions and plotting received stations as waypoints), digipeater, and limited KISS TNC.

Major features include:

  • Intelligent APRS tracker with SmartBeaconing™ support and automatic beacon rate control
  • Waypoint output to GPS including symbols, comment text, and altitude information for remote stations
  • Advanced APRS digipeater features
  • Timeslotting for reliability in high-traffic situations
  • Remote configuration and diagnostics
  • Weather station support
  • Free firmware updates for enhancements and bug fixes
  • KISS support for use with PC-based APRS programs
  • Build-in temperature and voltage sensors for remote monitoring
  • Integrated 20-amp solid state relay for remote control and radio power save functions
  • Heavy-duty steel enclosure

Support is provided through the Tracker2 group at

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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015 13:03