[aprssig] 6 m APRS

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 12:25:20 EST 2017

We've talked about using 6 meters for APRS in the past and I don't think it
ever went very far.  The reason, in my opinion, that 2 meters has worked so
well for APRS is that it's on a common frequency nation-state.  That, plus
the fact that 2 meter radios are so available.

IS there a common frequency for 6 meter APRS?

Vy 7 3

On Mar 6, 2017 9:05 AM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> We think that 6m APRS is an ideal applicataion... especially when 100W
> mobile low-band surplus radios are so cheap.  A guy got 100 of them for $10
> each.  But then he had to modify them and add TNC's.
> Although this is ideal for mobile for longer distances than 2m, the problem
> is there will never be enough infrastrucuter for travel out of area except
> in local areas that embrace it.
> A better idea for 6m radio is for emergency APRS communications at all
> operatinos centers.  Hams will want to use 2m and 70c bands for voice and
> so
> we do not want APRS messaging and tactical situational awareness objects to
> interfere.
> SO best to have 6m APRS at all emergency comms sites as a 3rd band for
> interchange between all emergency comm sites.  The sites will of course,
> MONITOR 144.39 national frequency so they can see all incoming APRS
> tactical
> situation, but their messaging between emergency centers on 6m would not
> interfere with other voice ops on 2m and 70cm.
> Bob, WB4aPR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ve2gqf at gmail.com [mailto:ve2gqf at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2017 10:46 AM
> To: WB4APR at amsat.org
> Subject: 6 m APRS
> Hi Bob,
> My name is Gilles, VE2GQF and live in Sherbrooke, Québec and an aprs
> enthousiat since the begening !
> We are interested to try APRS on 6 m band in Quebec province. Is it a good
> idea ? Is this mode on this band is always used ?  Internet seem to be have
> no large information about it ?
> I'm going to Florida in few days, is there always any 6 m APRS Igate near
> Washington and  Georgia - If yes I will transmet APRS 6 m beacon in my
> trip.
> Thank's for your answer and sorry if my english is not good, this is not my
> first langage.
> 73's Gilles ve2gqf
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