I first experimented with APRS in the mid-1990’s, without much success. In fact, you could say I had no success at all.In the spring of 2011 my interest was rekindled after discovering the www.aprs.fi web site. Before too long, I had purchase a couple of APRS capable radios and was leaving tracks wherever I went. See the real-time map at the bottom of this page for current APRS activity around my home QTH. I did an APRS presentation to the Tippecanoe Amateur Radio Association on APRS in October, 2011. You can download a copy of the presentation here: www.k9wx.net/downloads/aprs.pdfHere is my APRS setup for my home station, operating as K9WX-1 which serves is an infill digipeater for western Tippecanoe County.oTNC: Kantronics KPC3+oRadio: Kenwood TM-281aoAPRS Client: APRSIS32oWX Station: Davis Vantage Pro2oWX Software: Davis WeatherLinkoAntenna: Comet GP-1 vertical, roof mounted with base about 25 feet off the groundoPC: Homebrew with an AMD A6 5400K 3.6 GHz processor and Windows 8.1
APRS activity around my home QTH. Map courtesy of www.aprs.fi(temporarily unavailable).