Last updated on 19/12/07.
Welcome to APRS Victoria
This web site provides information on APRS in Victoria (VK3).
All APRS Digipeaters and IGates in Victoria now operate on 145.175Mhz.
The Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS), allows mobile users and objects to report their current position over radio. This can have many uses; some amateurs have even used it to track their stolen cars.
A mobile amateur APRS station might consist of a 2mtr radio, a packet radio TNC, and a GPS receiver. Kenwood manufacture handheld and mobile radios with a TNC built in for APRS -- the only extra part you need is a GPS receiver.
Home stations can also join in. You can just send out your position for fun, or act as a gateway between HF and VHF or to the Internet APRServe network. Some stations even send out weather reports from weather stations attached to their computer.
For information on APRS and how to get started see the APRS User Guide pages on this site.