[aprssig] When did APRS start ?

david vanhorn kc6ete at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 15:19:23 CDT 2017


Cool. About that time I was using my VIC20 and my homebrew 8k sram card.

On Jul 20, 2017 2:07 PM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> 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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