[aprssig] FW: When did APRS start ? (and First Football Run)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 20 17:00:06 CDT 2017


From: Boyd Prestwood K5YKG

APRS was first released in 1992 and you, Bob, called me when I lived in SNJ
to assist with the Army-Navy football run in November, 1993. I lined up lots
of stations to act as digis along the route from the Naval Academy, MD to
Giants stadium in the Meadowlands, NNJ since JFK stadium in Philadelphia had
been condemned.

We also used some HF. You congratulated us to get position reports back to
the big screen at the Academy's mess hall so cadets could follow the action.
You had some local QRM on VHF. We were all up most of the night and had a
ball.  We coordinated on UHF repeaters up and down the NJ Turnpike. After it
was all over, all those stations who acted as digis bombarded me with
questions about how to get your software 'cause they wanted to see what was
going on, not just act as digis.

I introduced APRS to the SNJ, NNJ, NYLI and EPA sections. At that time, my
call was W2HOB and I was the SEC of the ARRL SNJ-ARES. It was a good run for
28 years. Now retired from NJ Bell/Bell Atlantic/Verizon, you will remember
K5YKG living just outside the Houston, TX city limits!

73 es fond memories de
Boyd Prestwood, K5YKG


On 7/20/2017 3:07 PM, Robert Bruninga 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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