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=== APRS Glossary ===
 
=== APRS Glossary ===
* [[Main_Page|APRS]]: Automated Packet Reporting System
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* [[Main_Page|'''APRS''']] - Automated Packet Reporting System
* [[InternetSystem|APRS-IS]]: APRS-Internet System
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* [[InternetSystem|'''APRS-IS''']] - APRS-Internet System
* digi: short for "[[Digipeater|digipeater]]"
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* '''digi''' -  short for "[[Digipeater|digipeater]]"
* [[Digipeater|digipeater]]: a "digital repeater," a radio transceiver (often mounted on a hill or mountain) which re-broadcasts the packets it receives over a wide area
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* [[Digipeater|'''digipeater''']] a "digital repeater," a radio transceiver (often mounted on a hill or mountain) which re-broadcasts the packets it receives over a wide area
* findu: a web site at [http://www.findu.com http://www.findu.com] which collects APRS data from APRS-IS and can answer queries on the database. Also, generically, the Internet aspect of APRS, though there are many other useful APRS sites
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* '''findu''' - a web site at [http://www.findu.com http://www.findu.com] which collects APRS data from APRS-IS and can answer queries on the database. Also, generically, the Internet aspect of APRS, though there are many other useful APRS sites
* gate: short for [[IGate]]
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* '''gate''' - short for [[IGate]]
* [[GPS]]: Global Positioning System. A //GPS receiver// uses signals from satellites to determine its position. For APRS use, the GPS receiver will then send the location information to a TNC for transmission by radio
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* '''[[GPS]]''' - Global Positioning System. A //GPS receiver// uses signals from satellites to determine its position. For APRS use, the GPS receiver will then send the location information to a TNC for transmission by radio
* ham: a person who uses amateur radio. The origin of the nickname is obscure
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* '''ham''' - a person who uses amateur radio. The origin of the nickname is obscure
* hop: when a [[Digipeater|digipeater]] repeats a packet, it's considered a "hop." If a second digi receives the packet from the first digi and retransmits it, that counts as a second hop
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* '''hop''' - when a [[Digipeater|digipeater]] repeats a packet, it's considered a "hop." If a second digi receives the packet from the first digi and retransmits it, that counts as a second hop
* [[IGate]]: Internet Gateway, a radio and computer setup for receiving packet data via radio and sending those packets to the Internet (via [[InternetSystem|APRS-IS]])
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* '''[[IGate]]''' - Internet Gateway, a radio and computer setup for receiving packet data via radio and sending those packets to the Internet (via [[InternetSystem|APRS-IS]])
* packet: a bundle of data (like an APRS user's call sign and location, or a weather station's report on conditions) plus a path and other information, represented as a set of bytes in a computer or transmitted via radio as a series of rapidly-changing tones
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* '''packet''' - a bundle of data (like an APRS user's call sign and location, or a weather station's report on conditions) plus a path and other information, represented as a set of bytes in a computer or transmitted via radio as a series of rapidly-changing tones
* [[Paths|path]]: a specification of the path a packet should take through the [[Digipeater|digipeater]] system. Can be explicit (using the callsigns of the intended repeaters and the ultimate destination) or symbolic, like "WIDE2-2" which [[Digipeater|digipeaters]] will interpret to mean "repeat twice."
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* [[Paths|'''path''']] - a specification of the path a packet should take through the [[Digipeater|digipeater]] system. Can be explicit (using the callsigns of the intended repeaters and the ultimate destination) or symbolic, like "WIDE2-2" which [[Digipeater|digipeaters]] will interpret to mean "repeat twice."
* [[TNC]]: Terminal Node Controller. A device which can control a radio and transmit computer data (like a user's call sign and GPS position information) using a series of rapidly-changing tones
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* '''[[TNC]]''' -  Terminal Node Controller. A device which can control a radio and transmit computer data (like a user's call sign and GPS position information) using a series of rapidly-changing tones
* [[VoiceAlert|Voice Alert]] is a way of setting up an APRS station to notify you if other active stations come into simplex voice range
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* [[VoiceAlert|'''Voice Alert''']] - is a way of setting up an APRS station to notify you if other active stations come into simplex voice range

Revision as of 10:52, 29 August 2009

APRS Glossary

  • APRS - Automated Packet Reporting System
  • APRS-IS - APRS-Internet System
  • digi - short for "digipeater"
  • digipeater - a "digital repeater," a radio transceiver (often mounted on a hill or mountain) which re-broadcasts the packets it receives over a wide area
  • findu - a web site at http://www.findu.com which collects APRS data from APRS-IS and can answer queries on the database. Also, generically, the Internet aspect of APRS, though there are many other useful APRS sites
  • gate - short for IGate
  • GPS - Global Positioning System. A //GPS receiver// uses signals from satellites to determine its position. For APRS use, the GPS receiver will then send the location information to a TNC for transmission by radio
  • ham - a person who uses amateur radio. The origin of the nickname is obscure
  • hop - when a digipeater repeats a packet, it's considered a "hop." If a second digi receives the packet from the first digi and retransmits it, that counts as a second hop
  • IGate - Internet Gateway, a radio and computer setup for receiving packet data via radio and sending those packets to the Internet (via APRS-IS)
  • packet - a bundle of data (like an APRS user's call sign and location, or a weather station's report on conditions) plus a path and other information, represented as a set of bytes in a computer or transmitted via radio as a series of rapidly-changing tones
  • path - a specification of the path a packet should take through the digipeater system. Can be explicit (using the callsigns of the intended repeaters and the ultimate destination) or symbolic, like "WIDE2-2" which digipeaters will interpret to mean "repeat twice."
  • TNC - Terminal Node Controller. A device which can control a radio and transmit computer data (like a user's call sign and GPS position information) using a series of rapidly-changing tones
  • Voice Alert - is a way of setting up an APRS station to notify you if other active stations come into simplex voice range
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