APRS in South Australia is on the 2M band, 145.175Mhz at 1200 baud.

Mobile stations should beacon as WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 as there is a reasonable digipeater and iGate network covering most of the populated areas of the state, the exception being the south east and far west of the state.

Smart beaconing with short timers is discouraged, a sensible fixed beacon time of 1-2 minutes should be sufficient in most cases.


Some of the APRS services in South Australia.

VK5 Digipeaters

CallsignLocationCoverage AreaCoverage Map
VK5ARC-1NormanvilleSouthern Fleurieu2023 - September
VK5RVH-1Victor HarborFleurieu / Coorong2023 - September
VK5RSV-1WillungaAdelaide - South2023 - September
VK5RAD-1CrafersAdelaide2023 - September
VK5RBV-1Mt KitchenerBarossa Valley2023 - September
VK5FI-1TarleeBarossa Valley2023 - September
VK5RWR-5WaikerieRiverland2023 - September
VK5RLD-1MoorookRiverland2023 - September
VK5RLH-1LochielMid North2023 - September
VK5RMN-1The BluffPort Pirie2023 - September
VK5RAE-1Mt ArdenPort Augusta2023 - September
VK5REP-1CoolanieEyre Pensinsula2023 - September
VK5RAC-1Pillaworta HillEyre Pensinsula2023 - September
VK5RPL-1Port LincolnLower Eyre Pensinsula2023 - September
VK5JFK-1Mount GambierSouth East2023 - September

VK5 iGates

CallsignLocationCoverage AreaHeard DirectGated
VK5AH-5Holden HillAdelaide - Suburbs2023 - September2023 - September
VK5KX-1ElizabethAdelaide - Suburbs2023 - September2023 - September
VK5ZX-1FreelingBarossa Valley2023 - September2023 - September
VK5ARG-1TarleeBarossa Valley2023 - September2023 - September
VK5RWR-5WaikerieRiverland2023 - September2023 - September
VK5TRM-5LoxtonRiverland2023 - September2023 - September
VK5ATN-2BalaklavaMid North2023 - September2023 - September
VK5NEX-5WhyallaFar North2023 - September2023 - September
VK5LN-1Port LincolnLower Eyre2023 - September2023 - September
VK5AV-1Mount GambierSouth East2023 - September2023 - September


Digipeaters or iGates in South Australia that have been offline for some time.

CallsignLocationCoverage AreaNotes
VK5EX-1Myrtle BankAdelaide - SuburbsDigi & iGate. Last seen July 2023.
VK5RMB-1Mt BeevorAdelaide Hills - EastDigi. Last seen June 2023.
VK5RHO-1Anstey HillAdelaide - NorthDigi. Last seen November 2021.
VK5RLZ-1ElizabethAdelaide - Northern SuburbsDigi. Last seen January 2020.


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