APRS Setup for Luxembourg

Recommended APRS Parameters for Luxembourg (since August 2008)

Unproto address for fix stations

For example at home or using UI-View.

  • For 1 Hop use:  WIDE2-1 (please don’t use WIDE1-1 which is for Mobile stations only)
  • for 2 Hops use:  WIDE2-2
  • for 3 Hops use:  WIDE3-3

In total never more than 3 hops

Unproto address for mobile stations

  • For 1 Hop use: WIDE1-1 (the RELAY parameter has been changed to WIDE1-1)
  • for 2 Hops use: WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
  • for 3 Hops use: WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2

In total never more than 3 hops

Unproto address for setting objects

For example to broadcast repeaters or shacks.

Objects should always be kept local. So please don’t use use any hops if you are in reach of a gateway. This decision has also been made because of the new QSY Function of the TM-D710 , TH-D72 and other rigs.

In order to set the info locally, see the application of LUX in the following 2 examples of a frame:

  • LX0APN-2>APRS,LUX2-1 <UI R Len=68>:
    ;LX0HI *010000z4954.68N/00603.49EmFM-repeater * R5 * 145.725 MHz
  • or (optimal for the QSY function of the TM-D710)
    LX0APR-2>APRS,LUX2-1<UI R Len=68>:
    ;145.725HI*111111z4954.68N/00603.49Er1750 -060 R40k LX0HI www.rl.lu   

In order to guarantee the correct functioning of the APRS concept, the following requirements should be followed:

  • Local broadcasting: The data is only to be broadcasted locally. Therefore you only specify the destination in the path (eg „APRS“). A longer path such as APRS, WIDE1-1 can for example lead to the reception of a voice-relay object in an area where the mobile HAM can’t receive this relay yet. As a result the overall concept would be compromised.
  • Beacon interval:
    The interval of the transmission should be set to 10 minutes.

Unproto address with LUX parameters

Beacons will only be repeated in Luxembourg.

TRACEn-N to be adjusted to LUXn-N

  • For 1 Hop use: LUX1-1
  • for 2 Hops use: LUX2-2
  • for 3 Hops use: LUX3-3

In total never more than 3 hops

LUXn-n is preferred as traffic remains local and will nevertheless be routed through the internet.

SSID Recommendations

-0 Your primary station usually fixed and message capable
-1 generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-2 generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-3 generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-4 generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-5 Other networks (DSTAR, iPhones, Androids, Blackberry’s etc)
-6 Special activity, Satellite ops, camping or 6 meters, etc
-7 walkie talkies, HT’s or other human portable
-8 boats, sailboats, RV’s or second main mobile
-9 Primary Mobile (usually message capable)
-10 internet, Igates, echolink, winlink, AVRS, APRN, etc
-11 balloons, aircraft, spacecraft, etc
-12 APRStt, DTMF, RFID, devices, one-way trackers*, etc
-13 Weather stations
-14 Truckers or generally full time drivers
-15 generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc

Source: aprs.org