If you have your old packet equipment stashed away, dust it off and give APRS a try! It's basically the same equipment.
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Typical Home APRS Station
Area recommended software settings
Note - Recently the settings have and are changing nationwide. These changes are an effort to reduce the number of duplicate and unnecessary additional transmissions of faulty set-ups. The following tries to reflect these new settings for the Dallas and Fort Worth and surrounding area. ie North Texas.
APRS Path Settings
Within North Texas you should use WIDE1-1 or WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
Recommended Beacon Rates
These recommendations are a mix of the new N-n plan and those presented at the North Texas APRS seminar and were generally agreed upon by the attendees. These recommendations should be appropriate for the D/FW metropolitan area.(September 6, 2003)
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APRS is a registered trademark of Robert Bruninga - WB4APR.
We hope you find this information useful with your public service events and RACES/ARES operations.
Garland RACES/ARES Informaton - Last updated 9.19.2008
Last updated 9.19.2008