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This is the start of the new Florida APRS Users Group home Page. Due to the fantastic turnout and enthusiasim that was seen at the dinner meeting during this years Orland Hamfest we are hoping to get a renewed interest in making our system grow as the best network in the country! I hope that this page will keep the fuel burning and others outside of the amateur community informed of all the work that goes on to build such a netowork.
For those of you who have not seen APRS or who may think it is not a popular mode of communications yet, take a look at the USA.MAP captured on WinAPRS 2/20/99. 1565 stations were captured within a 2 minute buffer download from the internet. 115 of these stations were on a TCP/IP connection while the rest are on HF or VHF. winaprs.gif
Click Here for information on our Internet Gateway
Click Here for information on our Shortwave Gateway
Click here to go to Paul Toth's Explanation of APRS
Click here to see where we currently have coverage in our state
If you are interested in APRS, or are already active and can let us know what areas of the state need a digi to link two other areas currently isolated (island mode), please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be compiling a list of these areas and posting them on this page as target areas in need of help.
Our network is already too large for me to keep up with everything by what I see or hear, send in a report of your appropriate APRS area.We are now getting a lot of publicity for the Florida APRS users group and we have a lot of visitors that are newcomers to APRS.
On this day forward of September 15, 1996, we, the undersigned hereby come together to organize a non-profit users group of the Automatic Packet Reporting System, also known as the Automatic Position Reporting System, APRS, within the confines of the State of Florida.
The purpose of organizing is to bring harmony, and to unify members in purpose for the betterment of the voluntary Amateur Radio Service, serving the general public community with APRS in the State of Florida.
Primary goals of this group is to promote interest in APRS as a digital means of communications, to represent members in legislative matters, to maintain a high standard of conduct, fraternalism, and harmony among Amateur Radio Operators, and, to educate and provide technical information for Radio Amateurs and the public in terms of public service activities.
To join aprs-fl please click on the link below
After you get to the page chose "Special Interest Groups" then chose APRS-Florida and click on the button "Join aprs-fl" and fill out the form.
To send mail on the aprs-fl list just address your message as email@example.com.This sig will be for users in the state and anyone else who is interested in FLORIDA APRS activity. I will make sure that this is followed closely so that the junk mail is kept to a minimum and EVERYONE can sign up and not worry about the tons of mail that does not pertain to APRS or Florida APRS. If the topic of the message pertains to APRS in general I recommend that it goes to firstname.lastname@example.org since there will be many more users and chances for rapid helpful answers will be increased. This procedure will also relieve the burden of increasend mail for others that either do not check in often or are charged by the actual time they are on-line.
Program Author's Contact List
Bob Bruninga WB4APR email@example.com (APRS DOS)
Steve Dimse K4HG firstname.lastname@example.org (JavaAPRS)
Keith Sproul WU2Z email@example.com (MacAPRS)
Mark Sproul KB2ICI firstname.lastname@example.org (WinAPRS)
Brent Hildebrand KH2Z email@example.com (APRS Plus)
Please send any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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