[aprssig] When did APRS start ?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 20 15:07:38 CDT 2017


Ah ha!  Thanks for remembering.  I guess the 1993 date was the first use of
APRS during the Marine Corps Marathon.

Bob


-----Original Message-----
From: Stan Horzepa [mailto:stanzepa at sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:16 PM
To: Robert Bruninga; russo at bogodyn.org; Fred Hillhouse
Cc: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] When did APRS start ?

The Teaneck, NJ conference was in 1992 (25 years ago this November).

You can look it up here: https://www.tapr.org/pub_cnc11.html


On 7/20/17 1:52 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> 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
>> To: aprssig at tapr.org
>> Subject: [aprssig] When did APRS start ?
>>
>> Guys what year did APRS start ?
>>
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