[aprssig] APRS -- Automatic PACKET vs POSITION Reporting System

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 20:05:42 EDT 2010

It's always been POSITION to me but I understand some documents say POSITION & some say PACKET. I'd suggest an in-depth study of all the docs before bothering the VEC.

Vy 7 3

KD5XB -- Earl Needham http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT Posted via Blackberry

-----Original Message-----
From: "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
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Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:25:34 
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Subject: [aprssig] APRS -- Automatic PACKET vs  POSITION Reporting System

  Posted moments ago on the TinyTrak mailing list:

"Has anyone else noticed in the new tech pool questions is the following?

T8D02 (A)
What does the term APRS mean?
A. Automatic Position Reporting System
B. Associated Public Radio Station
C. Auto Planning Radio Set-up
D. Advanced Polar Radio System

PACKET is not one of the answers......

Alan - W0SY

On 09/02/2010 12:14 AM, Byon Garrabrant wrote:

> >  Every time I hear this, it reminds me of the APRS shirts Bob was
> >  selling, and often wearing.
> >
> >  http://www.svgkablo.com.tr/ta1dx/aprs/w4apr_01.jpg
> >  http://www.varpa.bc.ca/bob-larry.jpg
> >
> >  :)
> >
> >  Byon
> >
> >  On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Stephen H. Smith<wa8lmf at aol.com>   wrote:
>> >>  By the way, the acronym "APRS" stands for Automatic PACKET Reporting System ,
>> >>  not POSITION.



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