APRS Victoria

 

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Last updated on 19/12/07.

Welcome to APRS Victoria

This web site provides information on APRS in Victoria (VK3).

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Important Notice:

All APRS Digipeaters and IGates in  Victoria  now operate on 145.175Mhz.

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The Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS), allows mobile users and objects to report their current position over radio. This can have many uses; some amateurs have even used it to track their stolen cars.

A mobile amateur APRS station might consist of a 2mtr radio, a packet radio TNC, and a GPS receiver. Kenwood manufacture handheld and mobile radios with a TNC built in for APRS -- the only extra part you need is a GPS receiver.

Home stations can also join in. You can just send out your position for fun, or act as a gateway between HF and VHF or to the Internet APRServe network. Some stations even send out weather reports from weather stations attached to their computer.

The UI-View web pages contain more detailed information on APRS and software to download for your computer to get started. For a complete set of software and maps on CD you can email Richard Hoskin.

The UK APRS white paper is a good introduction to APRS. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)

For information on APRS and how to get started see the APRS User Guide pages on this site.

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