- Track moving objects on maps (other stations, public service vehicles, marathon runners, etc.).
- Display weather statistics and storm warnings.
- Find a hidden transmitter or jammer.
- Access the APRS network on the Internet (even without a radio!)
― A Guide to the Automatic Position Reporting System ― by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, author of the original Getting on Track with APRS. Experience the fastest growing Amateur Radio mode! With the help of this hands-on guide, you will learn how to use APRS to track anything that moves, including marathon runners, emergency vehicles and weather systems. Install and configure the latest APRS software. Learn how to add objects to APRS maps, such as hurricanes and emergency response vehicles. This book also covers hardware installation, navigating maps, tracking, sending and receiving messages and bulletins, direction finding, using the Internet for APRS, and more. Includes the most complete summary of commands for all APRS versions! 224 pages. First edition, ©1999, The American Radio Relay League, Inc. (ISBN: 0-87259-774-1) ― $14.95 ― You may purchase this book from the author.
― by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU. Packet Radio is hot and APRS (the map-based tracking system) is even hotter. Getting on Track with APRS: A Hands-On Guide to the Automatic Packet Reporting System, by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, is your one stop for quick-and-easy instructions for installing and using the exciting new APRS software. Anyone with a packet station and computer can join the fun. APRS provides a real-time map display of participating stations. When used with a GPS receiver, it is ideal for tracking moving stations. Separate sections cover DOS, Windows and Mac platforms. Chapters include customer installation, map-making, hardware requirements, and even specialized uses such as direction finding, telemetry and DX plotting. (ISBN 0-87259-585-4) 1st edition, ©1996. ― $14.95 ― This book is out of print, but is occasionally available used on eBay.
― by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU. A ham radio best seller, Your Gateway to Packet Radio is the classic book about packet radio. (ISBN 0-87259-203-0) 1st edition, ©1987. ― 14.95 ― This book is out of print, but is often available used on eBay.