Monthly Archives: October 2019

Fun with APRS – SMSGTE

Having recently acquired a Kenwood TM-D710G I’ve been working more with APRS than I ever had (even though I do have a couple of handheld radios, a Mobilinkd TNC, and played around a bit with Xastir in the past). One item that I recently discovered that I wasn’t aware of previously is SMSGTE, an APRS – SMS gateway. While this service has technically existed since 2014, who knew one could push a few buttons on their mic in a cellular dead area and get an SMS out to someone (and vice versa)!

As I work through the features of this rig I am looking more forward to seeing some of the features in action as I travel down the road, and the practical applications for public service are pretty awesome.