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1 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 1 APRS.org APRS Dayton 2014 May 2014 Maps – Mobiles - Users Human to human info exchange!APRStt !!! Appalachian Trail Golden Packet Event

2 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR Who is WB4APR? Future?

3 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR What can I do? 3 Energy and Ham Radio are both HUMAN Interest Activities!

4 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 4 APRS Human to human info exchange! Single channel info-resource!  What you ARENT SEEING anymore… (frustrations)  Single H.R. Info Resource Channel…aprs-tactical.html  Universal Text Messaging Initiative …aprs-messaging.html  Local-Info (Freq Objects) …localinfo.html  Cave-Link Radio – 1 mi in Mammoth Cave…cave-link.html  Golden Packet Event (20 July 2014)… at-golden-packet.html  APRStt (Touchtone for any HT) !!! …aprstt.html  at Dayton  for SAR  AVRS! (universal voice network) …avrs.html

5 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 5 Universal Ham Radio Text Messaging Initiative 2010 DTMF APRS wireless cell 26 separate systems! Send/RX anytime, anywhere, any device by callsign

6 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 6 Universal Texting – Lots’a Radios! TH-D72A VX-8R & VX-8DR All now come with GPS BUILT-IN! VX-8GR FTM-350R

7 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 7 D72, D710 and FTM-350 all TX their voice Freq and can QSY with one button… FREQUENCY OBJECTS and POSITS

8 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 8 APRS on ANY radio! (using the RC-D710) On IC-2820 DSTAR Jeff KB2M RC-D710 DISPLAY APRS channel DSTAR channel Plug-n-play Audio Connection

9 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 9 APRS on ANY radio! (using the RC-D710) Attached to an ALINCO HT Simple SPKR/Mic connections NiCd Battery Pack

10 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 10 TRACKERS (Now are two-way!) TT4 with $34 display and AVMAP G5 GPS And should ALWAYS include their voice contact frequencyh in their packets Argent Data Systems

11 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 11 Other APRS radios  Alinco DR-135T/EJ-41U  2 M Radio with optional TNC.  N1VG Scott makes an OT tracker module  No messaging/data display  But OT adds GPS map display VX8R available since Dec 08. VX8R available since Dec 08. Has GPS built-into speaker mic Has GPS built-into speaker mic  Or HAMHUD on any radio!

12 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 12 OLPC -One Laptop Per Child $100 laptop per 3rd world kid $100 laptop per 3rd world kid Low power, no moving parts Low power, no moving parts High power WI-FI and MESH net High power WI-FI and MESH net Runs Linux Runs Linux Sound Card to DC, volts, O’scope Sound Card to DC, volts, O’scope Jack, KG4GJY’s APRS app: Jack, KG4GJY’s APRS app: APRS for ALL Portable Terminals & Phones!

13 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR Cave-Link Radio (APRS underground) 2 March 2013 Mammoth Cave

14 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR Cave-Link Radio (APRS underground) 2 March 2013 Mammoth Cave Not Waveguide!... UHF best!

15 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR Cave-Link Radio (APRS underground) 2 March 2013 Mammoth Cave

16 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR Cave-Link (APRS 1 mi underground) 2 March 2013 Mammoth Cave

17 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 17 National Trail Golden Packet Event 26 July July Miles 15 Stations Two HOP7-7 paths Golden Packets end-to-end Omni Antennas aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html Others can Monitor!

18 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 18 Appalachian Trail Golden Packet

19 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 19 Appalachian Trail Golden Packet

20 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 20 Using Google Earth for Links 50,000 miles of national linear trails!

21 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 21 Appalachian Trail Golden Packet KX4O John Huggins Complete RF Link Analysis!

22 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 22 Hike Across Maryland (40 miles) Case Study in proper use of APRS and All data/info on MHz. All participants TX on & RX on Using ALT-INPUT on (+600)

23 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 23 30% of TX packets captured 97% of packets captured Triple Performance using +600 On the digi input only hears the 20 event participants On a digi input hears over 300 users in 5 states (10 times the QRM). Using ALT-INPUT on (+600)

24 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 24 Hike Across Maryland (40 miles) Location/time of over 100 runners reported by APRS messages. Hams (youth < 23) agreed it was as easy as Texting or Tweeting. Using an HT to report ALL 100 runners!

25 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 25 What is APRS? APRS = Automatic Packet Reporting System (not position tracking!) APRS = Automatic Packet Reporting System (not position tracking!) APRS since late 1980's was for local tactical digital communications, situational awareness and TWO-WAY information exchange APRS since late 1980's was for local tactical digital communications, situational awareness and TWO-WAY information exchange Messages + maps for OBJECTS – everyone sees the same situation and Network Connectivity Messages + maps for OBJECTS – everyone sees the same situation and Network Connectivity A single Reference Resource for all HAM activities A single Reference Resource for all HAM activities Not just GPS Vehicle Tracking! Not just GPS Vehicle Tracking!

26 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 26 Aa The APRS Network Information exchange between everyone Multiple Hops And to the Internet Gateway Digipeaters

27 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 27 Global Mobile/HT Position and Texting Connectivity

28 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 28 Seeing the Network (PHG data shows relative station performance) 50 mi

29 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 29 FINDU.COM ( click to see all stations on map ) Google for “USNA Buoy” Select USNA-1 40 miles Also: APRS.fi OAPRS.net Etc…

30 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 30 Seeing the Situation (Symbol Atributes)

31 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 31 Symbol Atributes The original Overlayable Symbols Since April 2007, all alternate symbols may now have overlays Note, some popular “aprs” programs do not display ANY of these 11 attributes on any map! They show meaningless ICONS instead

32 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 32 APRS-IS (FINDU – Near) Google for “USNA Buoy” Select USNA-1 * Click to see all stations on map

33 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 33 APRS-FI (anyone can see APRS) Google for “USNA Buoy” Select USNA-1

34 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 34 APRS-IS (FINDU - Messages) Google for “USNA Buoy” Select USNA-1 Also: APRS.fi OAPRS.net Etc…

35 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 35 What is APRS all about? (Humans communicating INFO with Humans) Immediate local digital and graphical information exchange between all participants in a local area or event. This includes: Immediate local digital and graphical information exchange between all participants in a local area or event. This includes: Positions of all stations and objects Positions of all stations and objects Status of all stations Status of all stations Messages, Bulletins and Announcements Messages, Bulletins and Announcements Weather data and telemetry Weather data and telemetry DF bearings and signal strengths for quick transmitter hunting DF bearings and signal strengths for quick transmitter hunting RF Connectivity plots of all stations RF Connectivity plots of all stations Local OBJECTS on a common map display for all users Local OBJECTS on a common map display for all users Local Freqs, IRLP, ECHOlink, Winlink, Nets, Meetings, events, Hamfests Local Freqs, IRLP, ECHOlink, Winlink, Nets, Meetings, events, Hamfests Typical applications are: Typical applications are: Routine local awareness of all ham radio events and assets around you Routine local awareness of all ham radio events and assets around you Marathons, races, events and public service Marathons, races, events and public service Search and rescue Search and rescue Family communications and tracking and one-line s Family communications and tracking and one-line s Mobile-to-mobile global text messaging Mobile-to-mobile global text messaging Weather data exchange and display Weather data exchange and display Efficient multi-user Satellite communications Efficient multi-user Satellite communications

36 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 36 Scope of APRS Over 40,000 users worldwide. Over 40,000 users worldwide. RELAYS every mi called “digipeaters.” RELAYS every mi called “digipeaters.” All linked by home station Igates All linked by home station Igates Global links by Amateur Satellites Global links by Amateur Satellites Thousands of Weather stations Thousands of Weather stations Telemetry and data everywhere Telemetry and data everywhere But, only 2% of local ham radio users… (a side show)…

37 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 37 APRS = Events, Info and Objects! Dayton Hamvention

38 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 38 APRS MisConceptions! That APRS is just Vehicle Tracking instead of a Real-Time Information Distribution System. That APRS is just Vehicle Tracking instead of a Real-Time Information Distribution System. That APRS is dependent on GPS for its value (GPS is not needed. See Objects). That APRS is dependent on GPS for its value (GPS is not needed. See Objects). Failure to use the APRS built-in Mile-Marks for tracking all other non-APRS mobiles. Failure to use the APRS built-in Mile-Marks for tracking all other non-APRS mobiles. Using APRS clients that only do maps and ignored too many of the APRS fundamentals. Using APRS clients that only do maps and ignored too many of the APRS fundamentals. Ignored the fundamental Decay Algorithm to accelerate new data, and decay old data! Ignored the fundamental Decay Algorithm to accelerate new data, and decay old data! Failure to understand the importance of OBJECTS:. See Objects 101 and Operations Failure to understand the importance of OBJECTS:. See Objects 101 and Operations Failure to use real-time messaging:. See Messages 101 and Message Operations Failure to use real-time messaging:. See Messages 101 and Message Operations Failure to implement the original APRS Centralized Common Bulletin Board concept. Failure to implement the original APRS Centralized Common Bulletin Board concept. Not understanding the APRS operator’s role as a Data Input (Objects, Bulletins and Messages) Not understanding the APRS operator’s role as a Data Input (Objects, Bulletins and Messages) Not using the D7 and D700 as data entry and clipboard display units at field events. Not using the D7 and D700 as data entry and clipboard display units at field events. Too much focus on Large Screen Displays –vs- Individual Operator displays for events. Too much focus on Large Screen Displays –vs- Individual Operator displays for events. Failure to display APRS symbols with all their attributes and colors without clicking them Failure to display APRS symbols with all their attributes and colors without clicking them Failure to manage the network by adjusting the local digipeater for the situation at hand. Failure to manage the network by adjusting the local digipeater for the situation at hand. Not realizing the importance of Voice Operating frequencies in APRS. Not realizing the importance of Voice Operating frequencies in APRS. See aprs.org/APRS-tactical.html

39 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 39 APRS Growth Opportunities! Global Done! (WU2Z) - Now Universal Text Messaging (any device) Global Done! (WU2Z) - Now Universal Text Messaging (any device) CQSRVR (Global APRS CQ’s) Done! (AE5PL) & ANSRVR (KJ4ERJ) CQSRVR (Global APRS CQ’s) Done! (AE5PL) & ANSRVR (KJ4ERJ) APRStt (APRS touchtone) – APRS for Every Radio Done! (W4PC of CSSI) APRStt (APRS touchtone) – APRS for Every Radio Done! (W4PC of CSSI) Simple DTMF memory for your Callsign – One Button Send Simple DTMF memory for your Callsign – One Button Send APRStt receiver converts to APRS Position, Time, Frequency and Status! APRStt receiver converts to APRS Position, Time, Frequency and Status! On IRLP nodes, Echolink nodes, some repeaters, anywhere on On IRLP nodes, Echolink nodes, some repeaters, anywhere on AVRS (Automatic Voice Relay System) Global Callsign-to-callsign VOIP AVRS (Automatic Voice Relay System) Global Callsign-to-callsign VOIP Uses APRS message to set up call – APRS knows where you and callee are Uses APRS message to set up call – APRS knows where you and callee are Automatically links to Echolink or IRLP for nearest node and sends to APRS Automatically links to Echolink or IRLP for nearest node and sends to APRS APRS Radio auto-QSY’s to make link (= Ham Radio Cell phone from Mobile) (90% D710) APRS Radio auto-QSY’s to make link (= Ham Radio Cell phone from Mobile) (90% D710) AI-FI (APRS WIFI) in every laptop AI-FI (APRS WIFI) in every laptop OLPC message client (APRS-XO) and XASTIR (50% …) OLPC message client (APRS-XO) and XASTIR (50% …) Other Systems (View on OpenAPRS, APRS-fi, FINDU) Other Systems (View on OpenAPRS, APRS-fi, FINDU) APRS RFID for ARRL name tags (event locating) APRS RFID for ARRL name tags (event locating)

40 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 40 Global Mobile/HT VOICE Connectivity AVRS (www.aprs.org/avrs.html) We can do this now with a little software and some incentive by a good author!

41 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 41 Global APRS ! APRS Global Text Messaging since 1993; from HT’s since 1998! APRS Global Text Messaging since 1993; from HT’s since 1998! Send from any APRS radio anywhere to anyone on the planet, anywhere LIVE. Send from any APRS radio anywhere to anyone on the planet, anywhere LIVE. WU2Z Engine on the APRS-IS gates it to Internet WU2Z Engine on the APRS-IS gates it to Internet Great Demos. Send an to a Blackberry in the audience. Great Demos. Send an to a Blackberry in the audience. To: MSG: ET call New Initiative! New Initiative! Universal Amateur Radio Text Messaging

42 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 42 APRS Msgs/ Send/Receive messages or Anywhere on the planet via APRS satellite MSG menu Confirmation of Relay =>

43 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR New APRS  SMS 43

44 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 44 APRS Global CQ’s We needed a CQ System for SCOUTS, JOTA, SATERN, IOTA, SCR and Field Day! We needed a CQ System for SCOUTS, JOTA, SATERN, IOTA, SCR and Field Day! AE5PL responded with CQSRVR AE5PL responded with CQSRVR Allows anyone to send a global message to everyone involved in an XXXXX activity Allows anyone to send a global message to everyone involved in an XXXXX activity Just send a message to CQSRVR starting with CQ XXXX CQ XXXX message Just send a message to CQSRVR starting with CQ XXXX CQ XXXX message Everyone who has sent a similar CQ XXXX message to CQSRVR will get your CQ Everyone who has sent a similar CQ XXXX message to CQSRVR will get your CQ From then on, once you see callsigns, you message normally point-to-point From then on, once you see callsigns, you message normally point-to-point To limit load, only one CQSRVR message per 30 minutes is forwarded. To limit load, only one CQSRVR message per 30 minutes is forwarded. Can also be used any day, any time, anywhere! CQ CQ CQ CQ anyone around? Can also be used any day, any time, anywhere! CQ CQ CQ CQ anyone around? Can also be used for global GROUP comms if 30 minute timer is changed. Can also be used for global GROUP comms if 30 minute timer is changed.

45 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 45 CALLSIGN preloaded in DTMF memory: WB4APR =CALLSIGN preloaded in DTMF memory: WB4APR = A9A2B42A7A7C79# This is converted to an APRS packet on the APRS channel as:This is converted to an APRS packet on the APRS channel as: WB4APR-12>APRStt,WIDE1-1:!DDM_.__N/DDDM_.__W$146.58MHz HAMvention Puts you on global map near Hara Arena, with your immediate calling frequency, your Tone and your Echolink node number and that a Hamfest is going on. That is everything you need to be known to the Global APRS system! That is everything you need to be known to the Global APRS system! Exists since 2001 (in DOS w DTMF chip). Now we have a Hardware Version! Byonics Exists since 2001 (in DOS w DTMF chip). Now we have a Hardware Version! Byonics Also Needed in Echolink, IRLP, repeater controllers - ANYTHING with a DTMF decoder Also Needed in Echolink, IRLP, repeater controllers - ANYTHING with a DTMF decoder APRStt gives 100% situational awareness participation not just the 10% with APRS radios. APRStt gives 100% situational awareness participation not just the 10% with APRS radios. Other Positions: Other Positions: #B95*234*1D => Milemark #234 on Route 95, northbound See aprs.org/aprstt.html APRStt (Touchtone) (every radio!)

46 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 46 APRStt ( hardware ) See aprstt.html Marathon MM Converter And PACE generator Byonics DTMF Add-on To TT4

47 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 47 Simple DTMF memory - One button puts you in APRS ( Position, Frequency and Status )! Simple DTMF memory - One button puts you in APRS ( Position, Frequency and Status )! DTMF on voice freq translated to packet on APRS channel (or direct to APRS-IS) DTMF on voice freq translated to packet on APRS channel (or direct to APRS-IS) Position is.1 mile LIST on map display adjacent to repeater or FREQ object Position is.1 mile LIST on map display adjacent to repeater or FREQ object Frequency used is inserted in packet (for return contact) Frequency used is inserted in packet (for return contact) If Echolink, IRLP or Autopatch, APRS packet includes node or Phone number! If Echolink, IRLP or Autopatch, APRS packet includes node or Phone number! All responses in Voice All responses in Voice APRStt (special event) (every radio!) See aprstt.html

48 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 48 DTMF Report shows on APRS! DTMF Report shows on APRS! CALLSIGN with date and time CALLSIGN with date and time Position LIST in vicinity of repeater or APRStt entry point Position LIST in vicinity of repeater or APRStt entry point Voice Operating Frequency, Tone and local other info Voice Operating Frequency, Tone and local other info Node number if Echolink or IRLP, or reverse patch number if Repeater Node number if Echolink or IRLP, or reverse patch number if Repeater DTMF users show on map See aprstt.html MHz T107 R30m

49 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 49 APRStt ( Hamvention ) (Doug Quagliana) See aprstt.html

50 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 50 APRStt! Dayton Hamvention

51 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 51 APRStt 2x2 digit reporting! Dayton B2XXYY*

52 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 52 APRStt ( Simple Gateways ) See aprstt.html As simple as adding a DTMF chip to a Micro-Trak Or adding a DTMF chip to an OT and HT for use in the field at a special event

53 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 53 APRStt ( Freq Display ) See aprstt.html For events, put one on each operating frequency and set posits along unused edge of map. See who is operating where, on what frequency and when

54 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 54 APRS Event Data Entry Score Message Sent Score Data Received

55 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 55 APRStt for SAR XXX-YYY Using ANY Radio with a DTMF keypad SAR groups are PRO’s at using the UTM grid. It gives resolution: 2 digits – nearest km 3 digits – nearest 100m 4 digits – nearest 10m 5 digits – nearest 1m APRStt: B3XXXYYY*

56 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 56 APRS (RFID) See aprs-rfid.html For big events, put one at each checkpoint or venue. Every clubhouse/EOC door See who is operating where, on what frequency and when Hot Spot floor mat

57 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 57 APRS (RFID) (2011) See aprs-rfid.html Hot Spot

58 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 58 APRS Voice Alert! * Voice Alert is effectively 3 rd Radio channel for the D7 and D700 APRS radios Voice Alert is effectively 3 rd Radio channel for the D7 and D700 APRS radios By setting the APRS Band A to CTSS-100, By setting the APRS Band A to CTSS-100, but keeping the volume turned up: You wont hear any packets on * You wont hear any packets on * But you will hear a voice call using PL-100 on But you will hear a voice call using PL-100 on And you will hear* an occasional Ping packet if another D700 comes in line-of-site to you, like a proximity radar alerting you to local presence. And you will hear* an occasional Ping packet if another D700 comes in line-of-site to you, like a proximity radar alerting you to local presence. Great for long haul traveling and meeting other APRS users. Great for long haul traveling and meeting other APRS users. (For all mobiles!)

59 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 59 APRS – IS - Local Info! (Freqs) Last 100 stations! Direction & Distance Frequency and Tone

60 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 60 The New-N Paradigm 2004  APRS Generic Paths evolved over 13 years and the presence of many old legacy formats and procedures were really bogging down the network making it saturated and unreliable in busy areas.  In 2005 all old paths were declared obsolete (RELAY & WIDE) and the entire APRS system in the US was then focused only on the WIDEn- N type of generic paths with small values of N.  WIDEn-N goes N hops outward in all directions.  N=2 in most areas colored on next slide Factor of 3 to 5 improvement! 50% of repeaters still not configured right!

61 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 61

62 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 62 APRS (PHG Range Circles)

63 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 63 APRS (ALOHA circle and digipeater hops) [Your ALOHA circle is your 100% saturated channel range]

64 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 64 APRS Range circles and Path tracing

65 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 65 APRS ( DFing by signal strength )

66 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 66 APRS ( Solo DF Fade Circle Technique )

67 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 67 APRS ( Solo DF Fade Circle Technique )

68 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 68 APRS Balloons Very Simple APRS transmitter GPS

69 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 69 APRS ( Solo DF Fade Circle Technique )

70 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 70 APRS ( Solo DF Fade Circle Technique )

71 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 71 APRS ( Solo DF Fade Circle Technique )

72 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 72 APRS 3D views for Balloon tracking

73 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 73 APRS Tracking with Milemarks

74 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 74 APRS – Traffic Speed Posts Shows speed of traffic past special points

75 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 75 APRS is INFO. not just tracking! Voice Alert? AVRS (Ham Radio Mobile Cell via APRS=>VOIP)? Signal Finding? Nets? Meetings? APRStt? Frequency? Field Data? Traffic? RF Range? Tracker-Voice? Milemarks?

76 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 76 APRS Emergency Comms Google for “USNA Buoy” Select USNA-1 Satellite-Simulated Emergency Test – SSET - Send an emergency via Satelilite Meteor-Scatter Monitoring Network (6 meters) - Dozens of Igates monitoring MHz - Message Throughput in minutes - Using surplus 110 Watt 6m radios - Simple 100’ long wire gain antennas

77 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR 77 APRS Emergency Power 200W Solar Power - Continuous 10 kW gas Generator 220 VDC - Auto-runs as needed - lightweight wires Low Cost $1 Universal Power Connector

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80 APRS is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR Solar Power = Emergency Power COMPLETELY DIVORCE any thoughts of “emergency power” from Economical power. COMPLETELY DIVORCE any thoughts of “emergency power” from Economical power. Solar power is for ECONOMICAL POWER Solar power is for ECONOMICAL POWER Emergency power has nothing to do with it whatsoever. (Solve that problem separately) Emergency power has nothing to do with it whatsoever. (Solve that problem separately) 80


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