Yes, yes, and yes. It has been a long time since I last posted. I was aiming to post more frequently, too. Right? However, this summer my family and I moved from in-town Orono, Maine to “in-town” Charleston, ME. Wow, we were busy. Still are. However, now I’ve had just enough time to setup a functional, outdoor antenna for 2m. I’ve been looking for digital signals to decode recently. I found plenty. However, I haven’t figured out what the lower pitched sounds I’ve encountered on 145.305MHz are. I’ll share a recording soon.
With my new antenna freshly setup and my trusty, thrift store HTX-202 in hand, I tuned to 144.390 to listen for APRS traffic. WOW! I hear a steady stream of bursts! Yes! What I’ve been waiting for — a recognizable sound representing a know digital signal encoding that I could try to decode.
I’ve been reading about Direwolf and APRS a little and thought I’d give it a shot. Look at what I got! My first, digital, Ham traffic decoded: