New APRS IGate for Aberdeen

Kit Hall GM4EMX has sent details about a new unattended APRS iGate that will be located at his QTH in Aberdeen. The callsign will be MB7UAB.

Kit told me something I didn’t know about the allocation of callsigns for APRS stations in the UK.

  • All APRS station callsigns start with MB7U (for Unconnected, I would guess.)
  • A single letter following the U denotes a digipeater (e.g. our local digi MB7UQ)
  • Two letters following the U denote an iGate.

I hope Kit’s new iGate will soon spark some activity in the Aberdeen area which up until now has been pretty much an APRS desert.

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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