HAM Radio

Note: APRS tracking data only transmitted when radio operating!
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My main interest in amateur radio has to do with APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), description below from wikipedia:

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time tactical digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area.[1]

Below are maps generated from data reported from APRS beaconing, typically while flying. aprs.fi maintains historical daily logs of points and tracks.

Bakersfield HAM Frequencies

FrequencyOffsetToneLocationComment
145.150-100.0Breckenridge Mt.
146.910-100.0Grapevine Pk.Temporary Antenna - Storm Damage
224.060-100.0Breckenridge Mt.
443.900+100.0Low level North of Town
52.780-82.5Grapevine Pk.Off the Air - Storm Damage
147.210+100.0Mt. AdelaideKC6EOC
145.050Packet @ County EOC
PBBS: KC6EOC-1
147.150+100.0
ARRG Echo Link 56555
224.520-100.0
ARRG
444.425+100.0Tehachapi
ARRG
51.880-114.8
ARRG
146.670-100.0Mt. AdelaideIRLP 3714, Echo Link 983970
444.750+141.3Mt. AdelaideIRLP 3901
447.040-136.5Frazier Mt.IRLP 7814
52.525simplexMt. Adelaidelinked to 444.750
29.600simplexMt. Adelaidelinked to 444.750
144.390N American APRS reporting frequency

HAM Equipment

Yaesu FT-2DRDual band, APRS, touchscreen191294-c9073c8469faa2426354b620564936e5
Baofeng UV-5RCheap, easy to usebaofeng-uv-5r