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Project- Fill-in APRS Digi for South of Townsville VK4

I plan to get some bits and pieces together to build a fill in digipeater on APRS to fill in a dead spot south of Townsville.

The planned location for the APRS Digi is Mt Inkerman. The location selected has an elevation of 149 m AMSL giving a line of sight to mobiles of about 60k. The Digi should have no trouble hitting VK4RAT on Mt Stuart despite Mt Elliot being in the way, though only a test will tell for sure.

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The planned setup is as follows

Transceiver: ICOM IC-25H-50

Antenna: Slim Jim

Stand Alone Digi: TinyTrak 4 by Byonics.

The digi will run from a deep cycle battery and will be be charged by a solar panel.

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