Green: Modem online | Red: Modem problem
How to use it? Send a specificaly formated SMS to +43 680 3110897
This is a gateway from SMS message to spot on SOTAwatch. It's an Austrian phone number so for outside OE or EU costs are likely!
BOTH SMS versions are supported. The official SOTA and also the SPOT SMS way (by Zsolt HG4UK) is supported using the new SSO / SOTAwatch3 login.
Android apps "SOTA Spotter" and "VK-Port-a-log" have native support for this gateway.
If you have a valid SOTAwatch3 / database login you can use this feature.
Use " " (space, blank, German: Leerzeichen) to separate the values.
The frequency must be sent in kHz ! units. Only one decimal is allowed (. or ,) but is not recommended.
Summit reference in format i.e.: OE/OO-006 (the slash and dash is mandatory)
The transmitting mode is optional and the gateway trying to guess it using the IARU Region 1 band plan.
[SOTAwatch3 Username] [SOTAwatch3 Password] [Callsign] [Full Summit Ref] [Frequency in kHz] [Mode] [Comment]
OE5JFE pw OE5JFE/P OE/OO-006 145500 FM Now QRV
OE5JFE spots (using "OE5JFE" SOTAwatch registered callsign and "pw" password; the same as you use to login at Sotawatch) OE5JFE/P is on OE/OO-006 SOTA summit and uses 145500 kHz (145.500 MHz) in FM. Comment "Now QRV"
[SOTAwatch3 User] [SOTAwatch3 Password] * [Full Summit Ref] [Frequency in kHz] [Comment]
Note: This will only work if your Callsign is equal to your Sotawatch3 username. The * is replaced with the username.
OE5JFE spots using "OE5JFE" SOTAwatch3 registered username and "pw" password.
OE5JFE pw * OE/OO-006 14285 Joe calling
OE5JFE spots himself (as OE5JFE) using his SOTAwatch registered callsign and "pw" password. He's on OE/OO-006 SOTA summit and uses 14.285 MHz in SSB. Comment "Joe calling"
This gateway tool is progammed in Python3 and runs on a Raspberry Pi 2 B at my home QTH.
Upload of latest spots and status by SFTP to my webspace.
USB modem is communicating via gammu smsd and hands over the SMS to the script.
It is provided for free in best Ham spirit.
The modem was donated by Martin OE5REO, Big thanks!