Automatic Packet Reporting System

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time tactical digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area.[1] In addition, all such data are ingested into the APRS Internet System (APRS-IS) and distributed globally for ubiquitous and immediate access. Along with messages, alerts, announcements, and bulletins, the most visible aspect of APRS is its map display. Anyone may place any object or information on his or her map, and it is distributed to all maps of all users in the local RF network or monitoring the area via the Internet. Any station, radio, or object that has an attached GPS is automatically tracked. Other prominent map features are weather stations, alerts and objects and other map-related amateur radio volunteer activities including Search and Rescue and signal direction finding. (Wikipedia)
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ÖVSV-contact for APRS: Karl Lichtenecker, OE3KLU


OE1GPA Homepage

An Overview about APRS
(.pdf download 854kB)

Introducción al APRS (espanol)

Find APRS Stations in the Map
Find your APRS Station in the Map

Packet Radio Digipeater in Austria

RasPi APRS Project