Introducing the G1LRO APRS Digipeater & Kiss Modem personality board. This addon for the Universal Radio Controller adds a TNC for APRS and packet usage. The TNC modem is making use of the VP-Digi code running on a “Blue Pill” STM32F103C8 board.
It didn’t take me too long to set it up (Apart from the 3 days I had to wait for a replacement Blue Pill board as the spare I had was faulty!)
Once I had assembled it and installed it in the v2.2 Universal Radio Controller and hooked it up to my PC, I was sending ARPS data within a few minutes – and I didn’t need to calibrate the audio. I connected the URC to my Quansheng UV-K5.
Dead impressed so far even though I have only used it as a KISS APRS modem. Will get it connected to my packet node (MB7NER) in a day or too. I will report back my experiences here soon.
Top job G1LRO!