October 2016 Club Meeting - "APRS – What and Why and How "

Friday, October 21, 2016

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"Build an antenna tuner for $5"


APRS - What and Why and How


Presented by Bob Stephens, AF9W

The Automatic Position Reporting System is a geolocation and messaging system that can provide critical tactical information for public service and emergency communications.  Bob will talk about why APRS is more than just “Where am I” and how to get on the air using this technology. 

About Bob

AF9W has been a ham since 1979.  His primary interests are public service and emergency communications, QRP CW operating, and Elmering.  He has been using APRS at public service events for over 5 years and currently provides the tracking equipment for the lead vehicle of the El Tour de Tucson.