Getting Up On APRS

I am a wannabe amateur radio enthusiast, currently holding a Technicians license (KD7PJQ). One of the reasons I’m looking forward to returning to the States is to get back on the air. An aspect of amateur radio I’m exploring is APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System). You use a transceiver, GPS, and computer – and with that you can transmit your location which can be tracked via the web.

You can check my current location here.

My plan is to setup a beacon on my truck during the cross-country road trip – we’ll see how that goes.


Upon my return to the States, I’ll be taking driving cross-country… from Norfolk, VA to San Jose, CA and then back. My plan is to take a slow, leisurely pace and I want to see as many “interesting” sites as possible while on the trip.