Amateur radio experiments

Automatic Packet Reporting System

APRS is a digital mode communication system that uses packet radio technology to transmit information such as location, altitude, a digital ID, weather and text with information over amateur radio. Some transceivers come with built-in APRS support, or as information for it is shown on the web you can simply use a pc or mobile phone and one of the apps.

APRS

Automatic Packet Reporting System

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APRS contains a number of packet info including position/object/item, status, messages, queries, weather reports and telemetry. This is used for tracking cars, HAB Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning who also use Space Near US also worth a look.

iAPRS allows ham radio operators to find each other worldwide via the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) and their iPhone via the internet. Nice easy way to get your reporting done, works on iPhone and iPad. There are apps for other smartphones.