This is my dream rig!! I own an FT-450 which is okay but the Icom 7610 it's in it's own class!! If anyone would like to donate towards the new rig fun it would be most welcome.

Recently I've been putting together an APRS i-gate with an APRS Track X1C3 and a Baofeng GT3-WP which seems to work quite well connected to my W300 2m / 70cm vertical antenna on the roof.

I was able to send APRS tracks from my Anytone 878 in my car for about a three mile radius from the house. The setting up of the X1C3 was fairly straight forward but what I did struggle with was finding an application to run on my computer as the interface to the internet. I've tried quite a few now and Pinpoint seems to be one of the better ones as it's a well thought out user interface that makes it intuitive to use and a much easier learning curve than some of the other applications.


Time for a fresh start. I've got rid of the old Wordpress site to try something new. Now all I need to do is add some content!