APRS Mobile Communications
One of the main features of my mobile is a Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS).
APRS is a digital communications information channel for ham radio, and it gives the mobile ham the capability to capture what is happening in the surrounding area.
With APRSIS32 running on my computer, and telemetry being downloaded from my Kenwood TM-D710A, I have a birds-eye-view of the beaconing stations around my mobile, and I can communicate with other hams throughout Alberta, Bc, Sk, and the northern US states.
With APRSIS32 running on your computer, and OpenStreetMapping to render the maps displayed on the computer screen as seen in the photo of my mobile command center, you really have command of what is happening around your mobile.
You can do messaging, APRS email, iGate, station tracking, callsign lookup on QRZ, and just about anything else you want it to. APRSIS32 uses the Internet or RF as a signal source, and its a real pleasure to have a real keyboard for messenging. So whether or not your mobile, or using your home computer, it's worth downloading and trying out the software.
With a big part of my day spent away from home, I am prepared for any situation that may develop, and my mobile is equiped to make that happen with APRS, HF, VHF/UHF, and a aprs weather station on board.
Click on the photo for a closer look...
Check out one of the fun things that you can do with APRS.....
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