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Hello and thanks for stopping by my site, Name here is John Santmire

I live in the city of Findlay, Ohio (EN81EB) for the past 33 years

I was first licensed back in April of 1993

Upgraded to General in March of 2007

and Changed my call sign to W8JES in March of 2009..

I run an APRS WIDE1 Digi I-Gate here my home QTH for the past 10 years now

Also run APRS in both of my trucks, My RV & my motorcycle as well.. (and my Android phone)

Camping & Motorcycles is what I do in the summer..

And Ham Radio in the winter... APRS, DMR, AllStar, HF, PSK31 and some other modes.


APRS was developed by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, as a real-time local tactical
communications system for rapidly exchanging digital data of immediate value to operations.
This really took off when GPS became available and MAPS were integrated into the
system for tactical situational awareness of everything in the net.