iAPRS allows ham radio operators to find each other worldwide via the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) and their iPhone via the internet.
Nearby APRS equipped hams will display on a zoomable map with callsign overlays.
Send your current location via the iPhone GPS and location services to the APRS network and view the APRS equipped amateur radio operators in your vicinity.
Non ham operators can view the local APRS hams but not post their positions to the APRS network.
Posted iAPRS positions can be viewable on the OpenAPRS.net, aprs.fi, and Findu.com websites and on other iAPRS equipped devices. (Please note that not all APRS websites or viewers support every valid APRS data format.)
A free account at openAPRS.net is required for use. An amateur radio operators license is highly desireable (and required to post your position).
iAprs will function on an iPod Touch but unless the wifi node is 'well known' the iPod latitude and longitude will have to be manually entered.
Updated APRS map display to accommodate new data encoding that was causing crashes in some configurations.
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