Tier2 status approved, VK7HSE-JS now T2TAS

Today I received confirmation that my request to become part of the Tier2 APRS-IS network was successful. So what does this mean for fellow Amateur Radio operators that use the packet mode refereed to as APRS? Well not much really! only that I’m now part of the Oceania rotation network, so should you be using aunz.aprs2.net for your connection within the APRS client software then you may get forwarded to my server to obtain your APRS-IS data.

Please should there be any issues that you happen to notice please email mail me so I can rectify it ASAP!

A day away from home…

Today was a day away from the house! with a drive to Richmond then followed by a visit to ZooDoo Animal Park. Although the weather was “supposed” to break up around the middle of the day, it held out nice and sunny (all be it a little windy!) So I thought I had taken more images, but I didn’t! So here are a few of ducks & bridge (c1823) and the tigers at ZooDoo…

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As 2010 draws to an end…

With 2010 almost behind us, 2011 just around the corner, what’s going to be greeting you into the new year?

Well for me nothing really exciting or new, just a continuation from the current way of things…

The application for becoming a T2 APRS server is under way (just awaiting confirmation) so hopefully that will be accepted and up & running in the new year. The static IP has been implemented, so they are the two main changes to this server, I’ll most likely ponder carefully the re-implementation of Debian as the OS of choice for this server, but I’ve discovered that most of the current configuration isn’t backward compatible, so I may have to simply backup the essentials and start afresh. Not really the course of action I want to take, but maybe necessary…

So to all of you out there in Internet land, have yourself a safe new year and make sure that you make it into 2011 in one piece! 😉

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Application for T2 APRS Server (VK7HSE-1)

Soon I will be applying to become a T2 APRS server as Australia currently has two active T2 servers I’m sure that by me adding to this network will provide some more redundancy and assist the APRS community.

The process is quite straight forward, and for some time now the only requirement I was lacking was a static IP. I’ve just applied to my ISP (no extra cost to me!) for one, this should be activated on Xmas day (December 25) so if my server goes offline for a short period, that is most likely going to be the cause.

I’ve been running my iGate now for almost 4 years and during this time there’s been many changes in both the software used and hardware.

If you would like to contribute towards the running costs, you are welcome to make a donation…





GingerBread AOSP now available!

A week or so back I mentioned that the SDK (Software Developer Kit) had been released and that the AOSP would follow ( see that blog post here ) Well the moment that all Android uses have awaited for… the official release of AOSP 2.3 GingerBread has now been made public for all to download, however there was a note attached to the release asking for people to refrain from getting the source immediately but to consider both the servers and other users as to not cause a DDoS!

So no glossy pictures in this post, but there will be once some ROM’s hit the web to show off the new functions of Android!