W8EDU Sets up APRS digipeater covering downtown Cleveland

Since early May, we have repurposed our Kenwood D710 as a APRS digipeater to enhance coverage around Case Western Reserve University Campus and Greater Cleveland Area.

APRS, Automatic Packet Reporting System is an amateur radio-based system for real time digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area. Data can include object Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, weather station telemetry, text messages, announcements, queries, and other telemetry. APRS data can be displayed on a map, which can show stations, objects, tracks of moving objects, weather stations, search and rescue data, and direction finding data.

W8EDU Station on APRS.Fi

With our setup, local APRS packets will be automatically rebroadcast via W8EDU to the nearest APRS station with network capability and you can track your call via APRS.fi

W8EDU Station APRS.Fi Contacts

For more question regarding this setup, please contact K1QCD Frank at frank1@ieee.org or AD8Y David at AD8Y@case.edu