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[aprssig] APRS value at events

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 18:14:21 UTC 2008


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Continuing with my attempts to get APRS back on track as not
> just a vehicle maping system,


Hey Bob - here's a challenge..   Do you have a "home" APRS station on
the air?   If so, does it have backup power and how long would it keep
running if you lost power?

I don't know but it's getting closer all the time.  Maybe this Email
will be the incentive I need to put it on my list of things to do (as
opposed to the list of things I want to do) and get it on the air
tonight or this weekend.

A 4 day power outtage back in 12/06 was the event that convinced me
that APRS is the ultimate ham emergency and just basic digital overall
communications platform.   There is, of course, far more we can do as
amateur radio operators but APRS is a good solid basic platform.

73
Bill - WA7NWP

Maybe we should setup an Altnet or CQNET for home RF stations so we
can chat "on the air" and compare notes.




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