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[aprssig] APRS on UHF?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Nov 26 17:03:00 UTC 2008


The UHF freq for APRS is 445.925 but it's a packet in the
wilderness.  No infrastrucuture, so no reason to be there...

Good luck. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Ben Jackson
> Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 11:53 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS on UHF?
> 
> 
> On 11/26/2008, "Patrick" <winston at winston1.net> wrote:
> 
> >A question came to mind today to a couple of us on the way 
> to work...  Why hasn't aprs
> >standardized on UHF?  Being on the uhf bands would resolve 
> many of the issues for mobile
> >installations (ie de-sense to other 2m radios, car stereos, 
> etc)...  True the coverage
> >wouldn't be quite as long distanced, but the uhf bands seem 
> to be a lot less used, and
> >commercial uhf hardware is available cheaply and in 
> abundance which could be easily
> >modified for this sort of use...
> 
> There's a lot of existing infrastructure for 2M, so think we'd
> experience a"lockwasher effect" if anyone ever tried to make
an effort
> to move to another band. Would it make more sense to have 
> standard APRS
> frequencies for 1.25M, 70cm, and 23cm?
> 
> ~Ben
> 
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