AT Golden Packet - APRS Projects aprs-projects@atgp.groups.io

This subgroup shall serve as a place where members can discuss various projects as they pertain to ATGP. The main group will continue to serve as the primary communications vehicle for ATGP.

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The initial purpose of this effort is to:

  • explore and establish potential alternative Automated Packet Reporting System (APRS) systems for use as part of the Appalachian Trail Golden Packet (ATGP) effort
  • it is anticipated that there will be field tests of designs as part of ATGP 2022
 
The effort is driven by the observation that:

  • ATGP has traditionally focused on using Kenwood D7xx APRS capable transceivers
  • Kenwood D7xx transceivers are increasingly rare and expensive on the open market
This adds potential risk to the ATGP activities.
 
It is anticipated that this effort will also:
  • increase interest and activity in APRS in general
  • increase the technical understanding of APRS technology
  • provide a series of potential reference implementations which may be extended and tailored for amateur radio use in APRS in general
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