automatic position reporting system
As the Internet and email have made inroads into the information
available on the packet BBS system, APRS is fast becoming the next big
thing for packet radio. This is not to say that the BBS system using software
such as FBB, RLI, MSYS, and others is dead.
APRS is known formally as the Automatic Position Reporting System. It's a
system which, unlike PBBS's, nodes and DX clusters, uses an UNCONNECTED
protocol to transmit your exact position, a symbol denoting the type of
station you're running and a brief comment about it. It also uses direct keyboard-to-
keyboard "chatting", has direction-finding capabilities
and much more. With interest growing, and with the technical nature
of APRS as it stands now, we have added APRS coverage to the SEITS pages.
Here are sites for downloading the latest version of your favorite APRS program:
SEITS HomePage - Web
Links - Ham Radio Dealers - Computer
Maps - Features
- Newsletters - Repeater
or submissions for publication can be sent to email@example.com.
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