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Is APRS still as popular as it was three years ago. I haven't seen much on it lately.

 

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I hear more hams talking about APRS on 2m repeaters in Syracuse, NY. Some of the discussion is about the new radios on the market with built-in packet and APRS functions. People are thinking about which model to buy, asking for reviews and opinions. Others are discussing the GPS connections, hardware, and software, etc.

 

Anton, N2RUD

Syracuse, NY

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Check it out. Talk from 2m radio through the Internet and back again, all over the world.

 

IRLP - Internet Radio Linking Project

http://www.irlp.net

 

Anton, N2RUD

Syracuse, NY

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APRS has started to take off in the UK.

 

Over the last couple of years the numbers have gone from a couple of people dotted around the country, to several hundred of so now.

 

Mainly thanks to Roger (G4IDE) who developed a program called UI-View.

 

Main frequencies used are 144.800MHz 1200 baud FM and 14.105MHz 300 baud LSB, though BeacoNet is also popular.

 

 

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Hi, I'm fond of Geocaching and of packet radio but I still can't see the use of APRS. Looking at a map with (moving) callsigns seems pretty boring to me.

Can anyone explain ?

73

ON5MF (OQ5MF for the moment)

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quote:
Originally posted by Joske:

Hi, I'm fond of Geocaching and of packet radio but I still can't see the use of APRS. Looking at a map with (moving) callsigns seems pretty boring to me.

Can anyone explain ?

73

ON5MF (OQ5MF for the moment)


 

Joske,

I know that one of the groups I assist when I visit family in Va. uses it to keep track of floats in key positions during parades. I also have a ARRL book on APRS and it does have some interesting other uses.

 

 

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Hello,

 

I am trying to interface a Etrex Summit to a Kenwood D700A ... you can set

the D700 to 1200 or 9600 baud ...

 

How do you change the Etrex to 1200 baud ... When I went to the interface

screen and selected NMEA it indicates 4800 baud, but will not let me navigate

to the cell to change it ...

 

All help is appreciated ........

 

Besst regards,

 

Mike

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Don't worry about changing the BAUD rate on the GPS, instead change it on the D700, I'm pretty sure mine can go 4800, but not 100% sure. I have one and it works great for APRS. Check the manual on the D700 for how to do it, and it will work fine for you. I've used both a Garmin 12XL and an eTrex fine with this radio.

 

Best of luck.

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The D700 can be set at either 1200 or 9600 baud ...

 

So as long at the GPS is set between those two baud rates, it should work ...

 

I discovered, in manual of all places, that the baud rate cannot be changed

on the Etrex Summit .........

 

Thank you for the info and help,

 

Mike

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Hi, I'm fond of Geocaching and of packet radio but I still can't see the use of APRS. Looking at a map with (moving) callsigns seems pretty boring to me.<BR>Can anyone explain ?<BR>73<BR>ON5MF (OQ5MF for the moment)

I'm planning on a multi day hike. Lettng my wife know my position by APRS will set her mind at ease.

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