Our SPOT is used as a secondary tracker and we have been trying for a while to get its tracking updates to aprs.fi. We use aprs.fi as the main tracking map and now we have finally got the SPOT follow-me 10minute updates appearing on aprs.fi.

To do this we use an intermediate site called positlogger.net . Accounts are free and a kind email to the sites administrator will have the aprs forwarding options enabled (thanks Geoff). This site has verified access to our SPOT’s shared page and it gets the updates with gps positions and sends them to the aprs.fi servers using our callsign VK2HAB-9.

Its working well and once setup it will forward all updates as soon as we turn on the SPOT. Here are the test updates

 

Updates logged  to Findmespot page

Updates logged to Findmespot page

 

SPOT updates logging to the positlogger website

SPOT updates logging to the positlogger website

 

SPOT updates appearing on APRS.FI

SPOT updates appearing on APRS.FI