[aprssig] APRS on HF

Jim Alles kb3tbx at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 09:54:58 EST 2011

Hello, Julian!

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 3:50 AM, Julian, G4ILO <julian.g4ilo at gmail.com>wrote:

> What is the purpose of APRS on HF? Most of what I have read about APRS
> has said that the purpose of APRS is to provide *local* information.
> In another thread someone has said that if you can't reliably reach
> someone more than two hops away use packet, which implies that APRS
> isn't meant for long distance messaging either.

Just wanted to clarify, my passionate rant is focused on VHF (144.390)
operations in the USA, where there is a lot of activity.  There are many
special cases, from aircraft to balloons to I-S.S. and the Golden Packet
event that have different purposes and methods, all using APRS.  There is no
one goal, other than for people to communicate.

Jim A.
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