This Website is primarily about my hobbies, Amateur (Ham) Radio/APRS and my indulgence into the fascinating world of live streaming webcams and being able to host and run my own Web Server from the comfort of my apartment.
What is APRS?
The Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is a packet radio system used for tracking objects, including people, vehicles, boats, aircrafts, manned or unmanned balloons, donkey carts, weather systems, or just about anything, using an Amateur Radio digital mode called unconnected (UI) packets.
APRS was developed by Bob Bruninga/WB4APR, and was first introduced to the Amateur Radio Community at the ARRL Computer Networking Conference in New Jersey in 1992.
APRS is a system used by amateur radio operators to transimit geographic position reports, weather reports and to send and received messages between users. The APRS system utilizes digital packet radio technology to allow amateur radio stations to exchange information. The APRS information is also available via the internet.
Over the past 20 years, APRS usage has grown and expanded across the globe.
Many new features and capabilities have been added since its inception.
Equipments for APRS are relatively inexpensive.
The Automatic Packet Reporting System, APRS, allows mobile users and objects to report their current position over radio. This enables the objects position to be automatically displayed and updated on computers, Ipads, Iphones, cellphones or special radios running APRS mapping applications. APRS can have many uses, some ham radio operators have even used it to track their stolen vehicles.
A basic system consist of a two meter handheld radio, an encoder/TNC and a GPS unit.
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