Try out our two new items at Steel City ARC. Added to our equipment list is an Online SDR-Receiver and a APRS digipeater & I-Gateway. Both of these have been added to the club with minimal cost to the club. Special thanks goes to Patrick, W2BRS for donating the new file server which is also handling the OpenwebRX receiver. Also Matt, KB3PJW for donating the Raspberry PI & Radio that is handling the the APRS traffic.
The OpenwebRX SDR receiver will let you listen to ham and SWL station right from your computer browser. OpenwebRX is special in that if you click on the frequence bookmark like “FT8” it will even decode what is being heard on FT8.
The APRS Digipeater/I-Gateway is a digital repeater that repeater APRS packets. The area West of Pittsburgh has been an weak coverage area for APRS packets especially for I-Gateways that take your packets and post the on the internet like on aprs.fi and aprsdirect.com