[aprssig] When did APRS start ?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 20 12:52:12 CDT 2017


Under the name APRS, it was 23 .7 years ago at the DCC presentation in
TeaNeck NJ in Sept/oct time frame.  The concept of using a one-to-all
connectionless packet mode for this kid of app dates back to around 1983 (or
so?), when I used it on Comodore 64's and VIC-20's for tracking runners in
the 100 mile endurance run and National Disaster Medical Exercise.  Bob


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Tom Russo
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:18 PM
To: Fred Hillhouse
Cc: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] When did APRS start ?

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 01:11:21PM -0400, we recorded a bogon-computron
collision of the <fmhillhouse at comcast.net> flavor, containing:
> According to this site http://aprs.org/ it is in its 21st year. I'll let
> you do the math since I did the rest.

But that main page is not updated continuously.  So it was in its 21st year
when that page was last updated.

Bob wrote up a history of APRS on his web site.  It can be found here:
http://www.aprs.org/APRS-docs/ARTICLES.TXT

The answer is in there.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Andrew
> Rich
> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:57 PM
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> Subject: [aprssig] When did APRS start ?
>
> Guys what year did APRS start ?
>
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