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.
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. A basic system consist of a two meter handheld radio, an encoder/TNC and a GPS unit.
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 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.
Want to know where in the U.S.A, we
are right now?
click here or view the map below. This map can be zoomed in or out.
N2NWK Metro bus latest position report via APRS
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