Latest symbol  Node (black bulls-eye)
Latest Packet:
Position Packet
Receive Time:
Latest Comment:
AllStar/EchoLink 28052/244279
Receive Time:
(Received in latest packet)
Latest Position4:
-29.5683333333333, 30.3311666666667
Receive Time:
(Received in latest packet)
Nearby locations:
Pietermaritzburg , South Africa 4.99 miles
Howick , South Africa 8.69 miles
Mpophomeni , South Africa 8.71 miles
Richmond , South Africa 21.27 miles
Latest PHG6:
Power 25 W, Height 39 ft, Gain 6 dB omni
(Calculated range: 13.36 miles)
Packet frequency:
60s (Latest 10 packets)
Latest symbol
Search for ZS5PMB at QRZ.COM!

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Nearby stations/objects:
Symbol  ZS0PMB-3 1.04 miles
Symbol  ZS5ML-11 2.06 miles
Symbol  ZR5S-11 2.07 miles
Symbol  ZU5RM-13 6.24 miles
Symbol  ZU5JM-13 6.37 miles
Symbol  ZR5SEM-14 6.37 miles
Symbol  ZR5SEM 6.38 miles
Symbol  ZS5ML-13 23.7 miles
Symbol  ZS5GEL-14 23.7 miles
Symbol  ZS5BG-5 31.52 miles
Symbol  ZS5LEE 31.89 miles
Symbol  ZS5AM 34 miles
Symbol  ZS5GR-B 39.28 miles
Symbol  ZS5GR B 39.28 miles
Symbol  ZS5SAM-9 43.76 miles

  1. A packet is either recived from the regular APRS-IS servers or from the CWOP servers. Packets received from the APRS-IS servers are sent from ham radio operators, and packets received from the CWOP servers are sent from citizen weather stations.
  2. To get a better understanding of the APRS path I recommend reading the explanation written by wa8lmf.
  3. Used Aprs Device according to the APRS device identification database.
  4. Position accordning to the Google geocoding service, based on the reported latitude and longitude (if we get no valid position from the Google gecoding service we will show the latitude and longitude).
  5. This is the Maidenhead Grid Square Locator, used by ham radio operators to specify a location (using few characters).
  6. PHG stands for Power-Height-Gain (and directivity). The height is not the height above sea-level, it is the height above average terrain (HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain). PHG is used to calculate the relative RF range of a station. If this station has reported several positions or symbols the PHG data will only be used for the position and symbol used in the PHG-packet.
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In this tab we show all APRS packets of any packet type that has been added to the map.

In this tab we show APRS packets of type position that has been added to the map (note that any station may send a position packet).

In this tab we show all APRS packets of type object or item that has been added to the map.

In this tab we show APRS packets of type weather that has been added to the map (note that any station may send a weather packet, not only weather stations).

In this tab we show APRS packets of type direction finding, telemetry, message, query and status that has been added to the map.

Select date and time to show map data for (enter time for your locale time zone). The regular time length select box can still be used to select how old data that should be shown (relative to selected date and time).

*Note that the heatmap will still based on data from the latest hour (not the selected date and time).

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