The APRS/SMS Gateway, SMSGTE, is a service that allows amateur radio operators to exchange text message between their APRS* radios or clients and SMS (cellular text messages). The gateway has been in permanent operation since 2014. Development continues with a focus on new functionality, reliability, resiliency and deployment flexibility.
The application removes the messaging barrier between APRS* and the SMS world. The most compelling use of this gateway is for emergency communications. Even when outside of cellular coverage, a VHF radio can usually reach an APRS* digipeater, allowing it to send and receive messages to cellular users.
The service, along with this website, is hosted in a secure data center which has provided secure and reliable conditions for service operation for many years.