APRS Beginner INFO

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 What is APRS?  How does APRS work?  Looking for an APRS tutorial?  This page has my APRS Beginner Guide and some port and baud rate information for the TH-D7. Other related documents will be added in the future.

  APRS Beginner Guide  Click Here for the PDF document. Minor revision - typo  06/02/2015  Version 5.1.M

   I provide simple explanations of some of the more tricky things – something I sought when I got started, but couldn't find. 

   I do not assume you are familiar with standard, AX.25, Packet. 

   I do not give button pushes except occasionally. If you don't know how to get to menus and the like, spend a couple of weeks with the radio manual in hand and play with everything. You'll remember later, or know where to hunt for things.

   While the giude is slanted towards North America and the Kenwood radios, because I own a D7 & D700, most information is universal although some terminology changes between radios and TNCs.

TH-D7 Port & Baud rate guide Click Here for the PDF document.

My Powerpoint presentation on APRS

Adapted from Bob Bruninga's FrostFest 08 presentation. It was a little too big to upload whole. You'll have to join the two halves together thus:

 Download both Halves. Open both.  On the left of 16b, select all the slides (select first slide then shift-click last slide).  On the left of 16a, click just below slide 32.  Paste. Note that slides 32 & 33 are the same.  This is just for a check that it worked.  Delete one; there will be a total of 66 slides.  Save as just version 16.  Have fun.

First Half Click Here.              Second Half Click Here.

......... This page restored 1/14/15 no thanks to Comcast.....  Updated 15 Jan 2015 ...

Steve N.