I'm new to APRS and trying to setup a RaspberryPi APRS GPS Tracker. I've installed Direwolf and configured it, my transceiver transmits the signal, and I've decoded it with GQRX via an RTL-SDR and I get the following (i've substituted the actual GPS coordinates):
fm KC1KAZ-0 to APDW15-0 UI PID=F0 !gpsCoordinatesHere;360/001
And it isn't picked up by any of the local digipeaters. So I fired up my iPhone and used PocketPacket to check if I could get a signal out, it sent the following:
fm KC1KAZ-0 to APZP22-0 via WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 UI PID=F0 =gpsCoordinatesHere;testMessage
And that does get picked up by the local digipeater. Of course now that I write this all out, I'm thinking it's because I don't have the via=WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path defined in my configuration file. Though, I'm trying to take advantage of smartbeaconing and when I RTFM it says to use smart beaconing I should just have the following in my config:
SMARTBEACONING 60 2:00 5 15:00 0:15 30 255
Is the fix as simple as adding via=WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 to the config line?
Also, curiously, and probably unrelated, if I use PulseModemA on my iPhone to try to get a signal out it isn't picked up and I get the following from GQRX:
fm KC1KAZ-0 to APRS-0 via WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 UI PID=F0 !/8grS<HOS;
Here's my config file:
ADEVICE plughw:1,0 ACHANNELS 1 MYCALL KC1KAZ MODEM 1200 AGWPORT 8000 KISSPORT 8001 GPSD SMARTBEACONING 60 2:00 5 15:00 0:15 30 255
Thank you in advance for reading this and taking your time to help out.