SOTA SpotSMS Gateway

Venerdì 18 Dicembre 2015 08:50 IZ3GME
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sota logoI SOTA SpotSMS Gateway (versione italiana qui)

+39 366 2884598

(HA spotgateway - EA spotgateway)

What is this?

This is a gateway between www.sotawatch.org and the mobile phone network. With help of it you can send spots via SMS to the SOTAwatch website.

How to use it?

Send your SMS to the +39 366 2884598 phone number using your SOTAwatch username and password.

This is a Italian mobile number, so it is international SMS from outside Italy. Please, check the costs!

SMS Example (full version) #1:

IZ3GME pw IQ3WW/P I/TN-302 14285 SSB op Marco

IZ3GME spots IQ3WW/P (using "IZ3GME" SOTAwatch registered callsign and "pw" password; the same as you use to post a spot on the web site), IQ3WW/P is on I/TN-302 SOTA summit and uses 14.285 MHz in SSB. Comment "op Marco"

SMS Example (short version with self-spot) #2:

IZ3GME pw * I/TN-302 7032 vy QRM

IZ3GME spots himself using his SOTAwatch registered callsign and "pw" password. He's on I/TN-302 SOTA summit and uses 7.032 MHz in CW. Comment "vy QRM"

Hints:

Ok, I'm curious, how is made this gateway?
It's a linux system running on a  Raspberry with an internet dongle for SMS reception.
The software it'a a simple Perl script, written at beginning for hungarian gateway and kindly shared by it's autor in the best ham-spirit; it have been used by the spanish gateway then by us.
So really someone use it?
Yes! You can access usage stats here.

73 de IZ3GME Marco
Ultimo aggiornamento Venerd√¨ 10 Gennaio 2020 10:29