As I have continued researching material for our upcoming meeting I have come across other information that I wanted to pass along here in the Club forums.
If you enjoyed the piece above, then please try this link – Automatic Packet Reporting System. When you click that link it will open a PDF file for you to read. The piece is by Rick Fletcher (W7YP) and was a primer on APRS that he did for his club (Flathead Valley Amateur Radio Club (FVARC)) in Montana.
Both mention the “father of APRS”, Bob Bruninga (WB4APR) SK. I wanted to share what the ARRL said upon Bruninga’s passing in February of this year (2022) – ARRL News: APRS Developer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, SK
There are clearly a lot of genius types in the hobby. Bruninga was obviously one of those. He left quite a lasting legacy.