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I'm confused - is it Packet, or Position?  Earlier today I was sure it was packet, that is how it is described on http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html, but other sources say Position.  If it is really position and you know for sure, please change it back to position and cite something that confirms it.  Thanks  --[[User:JosephDurnal|JosephDurnal]] 12:02, 28 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
I'm confused - is it Packet, or Position?  Earlier today I was sure it was packet, that is how it is described on http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html, but other sources say Position.  If it is really position and you know for sure, please change it back to position and cite something that confirms it.  Thanks  --[[User:JosephDurnal|JosephDurnal]] 12:02, 28 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)
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APRS was originally "Automatic Packet Reporting System" and was changed by Bob Bruninga at some point to "Position" --- and is referred to that way almost universally now.  Bob's top-level web page still says "Packet", but the official APRS spec calls it "Position" so that would be a pretty definitive statement that the correct name is "Position."  Bob has often regretted the name change, because it has pigeon-holed APRS as a vehicle tracking system, where it is very much more.  I'll try and go through all the pages where you changed "Position" to "Packet" and put them back.  --[[User:KM5VY|KM5VY]] 10:21, 30 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)

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This page ought to at least mention what 'APRS' stands for. --ScottN1VG 12:05, 17 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)

APRS = Automatic Packet Reporting System --JosephDurnal 09:39, 28 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)


I'm confused - is it Packet, or Position? Earlier today I was sure it was packet, that is how it is described on http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html, but other sources say Position. If it is really position and you know for sure, please change it back to position and cite something that confirms it. Thanks --JosephDurnal 12:02, 28 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)

APRS was originally "Automatic Packet Reporting System" and was changed by Bob Bruninga at some point to "Position" --- and is referred to that way almost universally now. Bob's top-level web page still says "Packet", but the official APRS spec calls it "Position" so that would be a pretty definitive statement that the correct name is "Position." Bob has often regretted the name change, because it has pigeon-holed APRS as a vehicle tracking system, where it is very much more. I'll try and go through all the pages where you changed "Position" to "Packet" and put them back. --KM5VY 10:21, 30 August 2007 (Pacific Daylight Time)

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