The James Ridge APRS digital repeater is now online. This digipeater adds enhanced APRS coverage to the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains, to include James Canyon, Sixteen Springs Canyon, and parts of Weed. Previously the only available APRS coverage east of Benson Ridge came primarily from the Dark Canyon digi near Carlsbad, NM.

The digi operates on the standard APRS frequency of 144.390MHz and transmits at 5W TXPO into a VHF/UHF base antenna at 35′ AGL using a Yaesu FT-7800 radio, a RaspberryPi 3 running Direwolf, and a Signalink USB audio interface.

For more information on the digi, visit: https://aprs.fi/info/a/JMSRDG