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

Dennis Dura k2dcd.dura at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 19:43:03 CDT 2017


Boyd also introduced it to the NJ Office of Emergency Management after I
saw an article in one of the Ham magazines and made contact with him...we
then went for $$$ and equipped every County with an APRS Station...sadly
many have not kept it up.

Dennis Dura
K2DCD

On Jul 20, 2017 18:00, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> 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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