For Voice birds: . . . . [proposed] Net controls take check-ins of position and status from field stations. Using only a Handheld! You can send your Satellite EMail from the Kenwood TH-D7(g) shown above, or the new Yaesu VX-8R (or the TM-D700 and 710 APRS mobile radios) via PCSAT-1 , ISS , or GO32 . . . Just press the MSG button, select INPUT on the MSG Menu, enter EMAIL as the address, and make the first text of the message be an email address followed by your message. .
ASTARS SATELLITES: ASTARS stands for APRS Satellite Tracking and Reporting System and refers to digipeating satellites and the global APRS internet linked system of ground stations that tie it all together into full time 24/7 access to these downlinks on the web via all the various APRS web based data systems. These satellites also allow end-user-to-end user real-time digital data exchange typically between mobiles and handhelds. . Email from handhelds is also entierly possible with the TH-D7 APRS handheld satellite transceiver. See the Satellite Simulated Emergency Test page. See also easy mobile satellite tracking without using PC's or laptops. Many satellites over the years have supported ASTARS.
An Introduction to Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System Reporting System (APRS) Bob Bruninga, WB4APR APRS is a registered trademark of APRS Software and Bob Bruninga, WB4APR. What is APRS?
APRS beacon transmitter with GPS receiver. Automatic Packet Reporting System ( APRS ) is an amateur radio -based system for real time tactical digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area. [ 1 ] In addition, all such data is ingested into the APRS Internet System (APRS-IS) and distributed globally for ubiquitous and immediate access. Along with messages, alerts, announcements and bulletins, the most visible aspect of APRS is its map display.