APRS Turns 35. What’s Next?

Ray Rischpater, KF6GPE kf6gpe@arrl.net | kf6gpe.org

BayCon, 9 February 2019

The Automated Packet Reporting System…

What can you do?

Then…

DOS APRS

DOS APRS

And now!

Pin Point APRS on Windows 10

Pin Point APRS on Windows 10

Some portable stations then & now

Stations Then and Now

Stations Then and Now

In the field

ARES Deployment

ARES Deployment

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Satellite

Satellite Operations

Satellite Operations

The APRS network

The APRS Network Today

The APRS Network Today

A word about the internet…

aprs.fi

aprs.fi

Getting on the air

What you need

Terminology

Frequencies & APRSIS hostnames

Software

Older software

You’ll see these, don’t bother trying with them!

Radios

Connecting to the network

Bluetooth

USB

Sound modem

Sound modems and cell phones

TCP/IP

Setting up

Station setup - APRSIS32

APRSIS32 Station

APRSIS32 Station

Beaconing setup - APRSIS32

APRSIS32 Beacon

APRSIS32 Beacon

Port setup - APRSIS32

APRSIS32 Port

APRSIS32 Port

It looks complicated…

But it isn’t.

Most apps have a setup wizard. Know your callsign, SSID, passcode, and TNC port before you begin.

Setting up for APRSIS access

Setting up internet gating

Messaging

Special message recipients

Now it’s your turn (time permitting)

Pair up with a neighbor and…