The K3GJ APRS Page

Options

You have two options to access to my APRS pages. 

APRS Screen View:  This takes you to a snapshot of my UI-View APRS map page directly from my APRS computer.  This shows you the current stations in southern Maryland and the "tracks" of some of those mobile units I am actively tracking at the time.  An icon will disappear after 90 minutes of inactivity.  This page is set up to automatically refresh every two (2) minutes.  If it doesn't automatically refresh in your browser, just use your manual browser refresh button.

UI-View Web Page:  This takes you to the web server add-in service for UI-View (the excellent Windows APRS program I utilize).  This is a series of web pages that identify the various stations that my APRS station is hearing and considerable information that those stations are reporting.

APRS Introduction

The Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS), developed by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, allows packet radio to track real-time events. While the packet radio system did a great job with message and text transfer activity, its use has dropped off dramatically as a result of the Internet. While packet operations are currently a very useful resource during emergency operations, Bob saw the opportunity to further utilize the technology for the graphic display of station and object locations and movements.  Bob developed the groundbreaking APRS DOS program to actively display APRS objects.  Other authors have followed Bob's lead and developed applications to operate on the Windows operating platform.  The integration of Internet technology with Packet Radio technology has not only provided a new area of interest for Amateur Radio Operators, but has provided a very valuable tool for use during emergencies for tracking relief and recovery operations.

APRS has too many features for me to adequately address here.  There are other sites that can provide these detailed descriptions and capabilities if you are interested.  There are a couple of features that you will find of use as you view my APRS pages:

 

 

These pages are experimental at this point and any comments you may have for improvement would be greatly appreciated.