The first step to getting started in APRS is to decide on which version of software to use. This is, of course, dependent on your computer hardware. Some platforms can run more than one version of the software listed below. For instance, it is not uncommon to see a copy of dosAPRS and winAPRS on the same computer. Each of these software packages have there own advantages and unique way to present the information. However, they all provide the same basic APRS functions. It is recommended that you look at the software package that operates on your favorite operating systems in order to get a feel of APRS. Then, try a few others, if you can and pick one (or more) version to use. And by all means, be sure to register with the author! Registration keep the updates coming, so, help support the authors.
OK, now let's take a look at what's available. Listed here are the versions we have information on. Other programs will be added as soon as possible.
|Ease of Use||Download||Authors|
|APRS+SA||Windows||Works with the Delorme's Street Atlas software. more info||Difficult||ver.
|APRS/CE||Windows CE||APRS for Windows CE more info||Easy||Build943|
|APRS DOS||DOS||The ORIGINAL APRS more info||Easy||ver. 8.48|
|APRStk||Satellite Tracking Version more info||Medium||Program Update|
|APRStch||Touch Screen Version more info||Easy||Program|
|APRSair||Tracking of commercial aircraft more info||Medium||Program|
|JavaAPRS||Java||Adds APRS to your website more info||Medium||Program|
|MacAPRS||Mac||APRS for the Macintosh Computer more info||Easy||Program||email
|PalmAPRS||Palm OS||APRS for the Palm family of PDAs more info||Easy||Program||email
|WinAPRS||Windows||APRS for Windows 95,98,2000,NT more info||Easy||Program||email
THERE ARE OTHER VERSIONS AVAILABLE! ADDITIONAL VERSIONS WILL BE ADDED UPON RECEIPT OF INFORMATION FROM THE AUTHORS! Please send program, download link and email address for any APRS program not listed here to: firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS!!!