This file consists of a brief history of the development of APRS and then a bibleography of most of the articles that have been written about APRS.
My APRS connectionless protocol idea was first used in a VIC-20 program in 1984 for reporting the position and status of horses in a 100 mile cross country endurence run for AMRAD . I spent two years improving the idea for amateur packet radio support of the National Disaster Medical System exercises sponsored by FEMA [7,8,9]. During this time frame I called it the Connectionless Emergency Traffic System (CETS). At the end of the second national exercise, I dropped the C-64 and began to port CETS to the new IBM PC. I also began to integrate packet mapping into the program.
During 1990 I got tired of trying to find a public domain set of maps and began to digitize the East Coast myself with a TEXT format so that any HAM could draw a map for any local packet application using only a text editor. Once that maping decision was made, APRS evolved nightly as I began to play with it on the air, and realized its potential. For four years now, APRS has consumed thousands of hours of evenings and weekends as I tweaked the program and drew maps.
Finally, I am not doing this to make money on amateur radio. The registration contribution helps defray the mailing hassles and the psychological burden of having hundreds of HAMS all across the country call me at home at all times of the evening with repititious and continuous questions. I learned this lesson the hard way by releasing my C-64 BBS source code to the HAM community in 1984 for free. Now, 11 years later, I still get phone calls, letters without SASE's, and registered letters from third world countries (requiring a trip to the post office) asking questions about this obsolete software!
 HF PACKETS, MODEMS and GATEWAYS, Bruninga, Third ARRL computer Networking Conference pg 6-7, 15 Apr 84. (HF packet specification for 200 HZ shift)
 EASTNET - AN EAST COAST PACKET RADIO NETWORK, Bruninga, p 9-11, Third ARRL Computer Networking Conference. 15 Apr 84. (MD,NJ & NY packet map)
 THE RACING PROBLEM: A PACKET SOLUTION, Bruninga, p 12-15, Third ARRL Computer Networking Conference, 15 Apr 84. (A connectionless protocol for reporting the location and status of Horses on a 100 mile endurence run. *(the original APRS concept)
 EASTNET - A YEAR LATER, Bruninga p 15-24, Fourth ARRL Computer Networking Conference, 30 Mar 85. (More East Coast maps and the first USA HF map)
 LINKING PERSONAL COMPUTERS BY PACKET RADIO, Bruninga, Proceedings, IEEE COMPCON 84 16 Sept 84, (Published the USA packet map, and amateur HF packet standards)
 CONNECTIONLESS EMERGENCY TRAFFIC SYSTEM, Bruninga, Packet Radio Magazine, pg 4-5, July 86. (details the design of the connectionless position and status reporting system)
 AN UPDATE ON THE CONNECTIONLESS EMERGENCY TRAFFIC SYSTEM, Bruninga, Packet Radio Magazine, Aug 86. (more of the same)
 CONNECTIONLESS PROTOCOL for the NDMS, Bruninga, p 19, Packet Radio Magazine, Nov 86. (using the connectionless protocol for emergency comms)
 PACKET RADIO AT THE WRECK OF THE AMTRACK COLONIAL, Bruninga, P 13 Packet Radio Magazine Jan 87. (using portable packet for disaster comms)
 LANS and WANS, Bruninga, 7th ARRL Computer Networking Conference, 1 Oct 88 (First DC/BALTIMORE area packet maps with APRS symbols)
 A WORLDWIDE PACKET RADIO NETWORK, Bruninga, Signal Magazine, June 88, (shows HF map of 10.149 MHz activity.
 PACKETRADIO IM NOTFUNKEINSATZ BEI EINEM ZUNGUNGLUCK, RTTY magazine 18 Jan 87. (translation of article on APRS at the AMTRACK train wreck)
 GROUND STATION TRACKING VIA PACKET RADIO, Bruninga, AMSAT Journal, Pg 1 May/June 93
 TRACKIT RADIO, Stan Horzepa, p 92, QST, July 93
 UPFRONT IN QST, p 11, QST, August 93. (excellent pictures)
 A DESCRIPTION OF APRS by WB4APR, AND MORE!, PACKET USERS NOTEBOOK, Buck Rogers, CQ Magazine, Dec 93
 INTERFACING GPS/LORAN DEVICES TO PACKET RADIO, Bruninga, pg 9-14, QEX, Feb 94
 HOMING IN, Radio Direction Finding, by Joe Moell, page 56-59, October 94 issue of 73 Magazine.
 HOMING IN, by Joe Moell, Jan 95 issue of 73 magazine.
 "Track it With Packet", HOMING IN, Joe Moell, Feb 95 issue of 73.
 Ads by PacComm, AEA and KANTRONICS touting GPS packet. April 95 QST
 "GPS and PACKET", Buck Rogers, Packet Notes. CQ magazine May 95 issue.
 PACKET: Speed, More Speed and Appllications, ARRL Publication, chapter 4, 1995.
 "NMEA-0183: A GPS receiver standard", GPS World, July 1995.
 "Upgrade, Dont stop now",Radio Fun Magazine, August 1995
 QST Compares: GPS Compatible TNC's, Steve Ford WB8IMY, QST Oct 1995
 Availability of Seventy 9600 Baud Packet CHannels on Two Meters, 14th ARRL Digital Communications Conference, Arlington, TX 8-10 Sept 1995
 APRtrak, A Program for Determining the Locations of Ground Stations and Spacecraft, Proceedings of the AMSAT-NA 13th Space Symposium Oct 6-8 1995, Orlando, FL
 APRS in Balloons and HOMING-IN column Nov 95 issue of "73" Magazine
 The MIM Module, Mobile Radio Technology, May 1996
 APRS, feature article, Dec 1996 issue 73 magazine.