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Get Ready for the Golden Packet Event!


APRS Developer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, has invited radio amateurs to take part in the annual Golden Packet Event on Saturday, July 18.

Begun in 2009, the event is a demonstration of the ability to relay text messages via the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS®) along the length of the Appalachian Trail — all without the use of the Internet. All participants need is an APRS digipeating transceiver and an APRS hand-held transceiver for back-up messaging.