[OZAPRS] FAA reinvents APRS!

Darryl Smith Darryl at radio-active.net.au
Thu May 4 21:42:49 EST 2006

This is somewhat a biased opinion version of the Avionics thing. Maybe
Andrew Rich can give some more details when he comes back.

ADSB operates on 1060 MHz from memory, and is designed to operate at
significantly higher traffic densities than APRS.  ADSB is currently being
used here in Oz, and will be implanted on a bigger scale soon. The costs
out of date... And probably include the cost of a aviation rated GPS... 

And there are multiple transponders available. One is even made in


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-----Original Message-----
From: ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au] On
Behalf Of Richard Murnane
Sent: Thursday, 4 May 2006 9:33 PM
To: OZAPRS mailing list
Subject: [OZAPRS] FAA reinvents APRS!

I knew they'd come around eventually to our way of thinking :-)

	The following from    http://mitchellconsulting.net/commonsense/? 
p=1694   (Ed K7FVY's site)

> May 3, 2006
> FAA re-invents APRS automatic position reporting
> Filed under: Aviation - admin @ 5:44 pm
> Ham radio operators have been using automatic position (or packet)  
> reporting systems (APRS) for years. The FAA is planning for a  
> future air traffic control environment based on the same idea:  
> ACB-420 ADS-B Home Page.
> The main difference is that if it involves the FAA, it will be  
> expensive. The only remote transceiver package available now costs  
> $8,000. And you need to add an $8,000 up to $14,495 LCD  
> installation to display the results.
> This should make air travel safer by eliminating all but airliners  
> and business jets! (Disclaimer: I am a member of the EAA.)

73 Richard VK2SKY


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