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APRS at 37,000 feet?

This is definitely a first: a Boeing 737 flying at cruise altitude was broadcasting its position via APRS.

And a 7-day tracking wider view:

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Radio In The Park Day - May 21 2017

Save the date!  On Sunday afternoon May 21, 2017 KF5ZBL and KG5EIU will be out at Dreyfus Point at White Rock Lake Park in Dallas TX for Radio In The Park Day.   114 more words


Road Hog

Our world is awash in technologies that in some way touch upon, or originate with, ham radio. Whether it is wireless internet, or GPS, many of our technologies owe something to ham radio. 636 more words


Update on APRS

About a year ago I got APRS working with a Baofeng radio, a Easy Digi interface from N5CEY and a surplus iPhone running PocketPacket. I basically set it up, tested it and put it away.  101 more words

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After a couple weeks with the Yaesu VX8DR

After a couple of weeks with the VX8DR, I’ve had some time to play with it, get used to it, and post more complete thoughts on it. 414 more words

Happy Pi Day

Is this a thing? Pi day? How have I not heard of this before?? Well, I did some research (Google, thank you for not making me work too hard for it!), and yep, its a thing. 221 more words

New toy....Yaesu VX8DR

I’ve been a ham radio operator for 30+ years.  I earned my initial call back in the 80’s in Muncie, Indiana, and have kept it and kept active ever since. 226 more words