Introduction to APRS- the Automated Packet Reporting System

The Automated Packet Reporting Service is a digital real time communications system to share tactical information and messages. The most common activity in APRS is to plot the location of moving objects using GPS information, but APRS can also be used for short messaging, weather station telemetry, announcements, and displaying objects on a map. The […]

Your Questions Answered and a Channel Update, September 2018

Last month I was celebrating hitting the 5,000 subscriber mark on the KB9VBR Antennas Youtube Channel and in the 30 days since then, we picked up another 2,500. Thank you for the explosive growth and welcome to all the new viewers. I really appreciate the support. In our monthly channel update I go through the […]

Radioddity Baofeng UV-5RX3 Tri-Band Handheld Radio

I’m a bit of a 220 aficionado, but decent 220 equipment can be hard to come by. The 1.25 meter band has some unique properties, blending the propagation advantages of the 2 meter and 70cm bands. So 220 radios and repeater systems tend to have better range and coverage than similar VHF and UHF systems. […]

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