This was just so nice, I had to share. It explains pretty much amateur radio operation nowadays.
There was an embedded youtube video here, if you still want to watch it you can access it with this external link:
The reason for me posting this is that, still not having a licence, I restrict myself to listening. I try to listen to as much as possible, in different “modes”. At some point of course I came across APRS. From everything I have read across the internet there is one single de-facto standart software that decodes the data packages and displays them on screen. That one software needs a software-licence that is only available to licenced-amateur-radio-operators. Which is pretty bad, if you just want to listen, like me. Well Asking around in a german HAM-Radio internet forum, telling in the entry post that I have no access to that software, I got recommended to use it 3 times within the next 5 posts. Embarrasing…
Another amateur radio video. Actually the best thing I ever saw explaining a directional antenna visally. Simple experimentation like this is way better than any written description or even simulations and graphics.
There was another embedded youtube video here, if you still want to watch it you can access it with this external link:
Edit: This post was edited to remove external cookies from Youtube.