Drone APRS - UAVPRS

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Concept: Drone-based APRS Platform.

UAVPRS is an Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV/Drone)-based APRS platform for both beaconing and gating APRS traffic from the RF APRS network.

This concept has thus-far been tested once using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone and simple 2W APRS beacon.

Example telemetry

In this example, a tactical APRS beacon was tethered to a drone and flown a few dozen feet into the air to test beaconing capability.

2017-07-02 16:23:25 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Dl <0x1c>>/"4s}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.3C X 2017-07-02 16:23:45 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,N6WKZ-3*,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Dl <0x1c>>/"4s}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.2C X 2017-07-02 16:25:38 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVU,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KC6SSM-5:`26El"q>/"4x}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.1C X 2017-07-02 16:26:18 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVU,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KC6SSM-5:`26Hl W>/"5k}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.1C X 2017-07-02 16:27:22 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVU,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KC6SSM-5:`26Hl*)>/"5`}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X 2017-07-02 16:27:38 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Il!'>/"5g}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X 2017-07-02 16:27:54 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Il!'>/"5i}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.0C X 2017-07-02 16:28:26 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Il!'>/"5j}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X 2017-07-02 16:29:01 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,N6WKZ-3*,WIDE2-1,qAR,NZ6J-13:`26Il $>/"5h}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.1C X

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2017-07-02 16:23:25 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Dl <0x1c>>/"4s}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.3C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVV latitude: 37.74433333333333 ° longitude: -122.44 ° course: 0 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 92 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.3C X

2017-07-02 16:23:45 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,N6WKZ-3*,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Dl <0x1c>>/"4s}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.2C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVV latitude: 37.74433333333333 ° longitude: -122.44 ° course: 0 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 92 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.2C X

2017-07-02 16:25:38 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVU,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KC6SSM-5:`26El"q>/"4x}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.1C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVU latitude: 37.74416666666666 ° longitude: -122.4401666666667 ° course: 285 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 97 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.1C X

2017-07-02 16:26:18 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVU,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KC6SSM-5:`26Hl W>/"5k}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.1C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVU latitude: 37.74416666666666 ° longitude: -122.4406666666667 ° course: 59 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 175 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.1C X

2017-07-02 16:27:22 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVU,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KC6SSM-5:26Hl*)>/"5}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVU latitude: 37.74416666666666 ° longitude: -122.4406666666667 ° course: 13 ° speed: 1.852 km/h altitude: 164 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X

2017-07-02 16:27:38 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Il!'>/"5g}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVV latitude: 37.74433333333333 ° longitude: -122.4408333333333 ° course: 111 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 171 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X

2017-07-02 16:27:54 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Il!'>/"5i}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.0C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVV latitude: 37.74433333333333 ° longitude: -122.4408333333333 ° course: 111 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 173 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.0C X

2017-07-02 16:28:26 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,GLNVW-1:`26Il!'>/"5j}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVV latitude: 37.74433333333333 ° longitude: -122.4408333333333 ° course: 111 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 174 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.05V 23.0C X

2017-07-02 16:29:01 CDT: OROTAC-4>S7TTVV,N6WKZ-3*,WIDE2-1,qAR,NZ6J-13:`26Il $>/"5h}W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.1C X type: location format: mice srccallsign: OROTAC-4 dstcallsign: S7TTVV latitude: 37.74433333333333 ° longitude: -122.4408333333333 ° course: 8 ° speed: 0 km/h altitude: 172 m symboltable: / symbolcode: > mbits: 101 posresolution: 18.52 m posambiguity: 0 comment: W2GMD Oro-Net.org Tactical 4.06V 23.1C X ```

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Next Steps

Arial Digipeater/Gateway.

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