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(For specific computer programs, see [[Software]])
 
(For specific computer programs, see [[Software]])
  
[[ARHAB High-Altitude Ballooning]]
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*[[ARHAB|High-Altitude Ballooning]]
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*[[DirectionFinding|Direction Finding]]
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*[[SAR|Search and Rescue]]
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*[[InternetEmail|Send Internet E-mail]]
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*[[Messaging|Short Text Messaging]]
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*[[Telemetry]]
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*[[Tracker|Tracking]]
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*[[VoiceAlert|Voice Alert]]
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*[[Weather|Weather Reporting]]
  
[[DirectionFinding  Direction Finding]]
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[[AprsStation|APRS stations]] can implement one or more [[StationRole|station roles]].
  
[[SAR Search and Rescue]]
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For example, a station can be a transmit-only [[Tracker|tracker]], it can be  
 
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a tracker and a [[Weather|weather station]], it can be a combined [[IGate|I-Gate]],  
[[InternetEmail Send Internet E-mail]]
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[[Weather|weather station]] and [[Digipeater|digipeater]].  There are
 
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[[Messaging Short Text Messaging]]
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[[Telemetry]]
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[[Tracker Tracking]]
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[[VoiceAlert Voice Alert]]
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[[Weather Weather Reporting]]
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[[AprsStation APRS stations]] can implement one or more [[StationRole station roles]].
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For example, a station can be a transmit-only [[Tracker tracker]], it can be  
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a tracker and a [[weather weather station]], it can be a combined [[IGate I-Gate]],  
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[[Weather weather station]] and [[Digipeater digipeater]].  There are
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all sorts of combinations.  There are even some special purpose stations that
 
all sorts of combinations.  There are even some special purpose stations that
 
act as email gateways,  callsign lookup servers,  the posibilities are very wide ranging.
 
act as email gateways,  callsign lookup servers,  the posibilities are very wide ranging.
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capabilities.  These might include
 
capabilities.  These might include
  
radio receive  
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* radio receive  
radio transmit
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* radio transmit
-    location information either entered by hand or obtained from a GPS
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location information either entered by hand or obtained from a GPS
-    connection to the internet
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connection to the internet
-    connection to multiple radio bands/modes/frequencies/services (Amateur HF Packet for example)
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connection to multiple radio bands/modes/frequencies/services (Amateur HF Packet for example)
-    weather data either entered by hand or obtained from weather sensors
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weather data either entered by hand or obtained from weather sensors
-    a user interface
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a user interface
-    a map display
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a map display
-    a computer for file storage or database
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a computer for file storage or database
-    other (?)
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other (?)
  
 
After an APRS operator determines what application (use) he is interested in,
 
After an APRS operator determines what application (use) he is interested in,
 
then he needs to examine the roles needed and build one or more stations
 
then he needs to examine the roles needed and build one or more stations
 
with the capabilities required.
 
with the capabilities required.

Revision as of 15:44, 13 August 2007

APRS Applications

(For specific computer programs, see Software)

APRS stations can implement one or more station roles.

For example, a station can be a transmit-only tracker, it can be a tracker and a weather station, it can be a combined I-Gate, weather station and digipeater. There are all sorts of combinations. There are even some special purpose stations that act as email gateways, callsign lookup servers, the posibilities are very wide ranging.

In support of the station roles that are desired, the station will need some capabilities. These might include

  • radio receive
  • radio transmit
  • location information either entered by hand or obtained from a GPS
  • connection to the internet
  • connection to multiple radio bands/modes/frequencies/services (Amateur HF Packet for example)
  • weather data either entered by hand or obtained from weather sensors
  • a user interface
  • a map display
  • a computer for file storage or database
  • other (?)

After an APRS operator determines what application (use) he is interested in, then he needs to examine the roles needed and build one or more stations with the capabilities required.

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