[aprssig] Official pronunciation of APRS?

Ben Lindner vk5jfk at activ8.net.au
Sun Oct 29 23:33:12 CST 2006

why dont we just call it tracking ot trackin' it would save all the 
confusion on how to pronounce a 4 letter abbreviation.

No offence to the creator of APRS

Ben Lindner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Official pronunciation of APRS?

> scott at opentrac.org wrote:
>> >From an efficiency standpoint, I'd say the 'apers' pronunciation is the
>> clear winner.  Two syllables vs. four - except maybe in places like 
>> Texas.
>> They can make 'yes' into a two-syllable word down there.  =]  Better
>> compatibility, too.  It's a lot easier to pronounce WinAPRS and APRSWorld
>> that way.
> I've always verbalized it with a short "A" as "appirs" with the first 
> syllable as in "apple".
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