This is the official iPhone and iPad application of aprs.fi, the favourite APRS navigation site of the amateur radio world.
Navigate to addresses with clear step-by-step instructions. Obtain immediate, real-time access to current APRS position information, weather reports, telemetry graphs, and more. Zoom and browse around the world and see stations immediately – no waiting.
• Route guidance / driving directions
• Search callsigns and addresses, with quick search-as-you-type and search history features
• Track multiple stations at the same time
• Filter information shown on the map (weather stations, AIS, custom filters)
• View weather, telemetry and statistic graphs
• Beacon your position on aprs.fi
• Attach to a transceiver with a wireless connection to a BLE TNC, receive and transmit position beacons without the Internet
• Runs directly on top of the reliable and fast aprs.fi database
• Tested to work great on all currently-supported iPhone and iPad models
• Supports iOS 13/14/15/16
• Dark Mode support for an ergonomic viewing experience in low-light environments
• High-resolution graphics for Retina and Retina HD displays with full APRS symbol set
Buy the app – get the web site for free!
Some new features require a subscription. All old and some new features will be available without a subscription fee. These features are currently included in the Extra Features subscription package:
• APRS text messaging
• High-performance software DSP modem
• APRS-IS beaconing, with up to 10 callsign profiles
• RX iGate functionality
• Long time ranges in map and graph views
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
GPS is not required for viewing APRS information.
Terms of service:
• Login status is refreshed more often - email validation status should be updated quicker after clicking that weird link in your email.
• Fixed a couple of rare crashes which a few users experienced.
• Show a scale view on the map.
• Improve timing of some scheduled events like beaconing.
• Updates to frameworks, rebuilt for iOS 16.
Ratings and Reviews
APRS app that keeps getting better
All apps have issues and bugs. This one seems to keep improving without causing big changes that would make users hate the change. Excellent program. I hope they continue on the same path of improvement and integration with new things like the new external bluetooth APRS devices on the market. -KX4MQ
Beacon Settings Needs to Be Better
At first glance, the app looks pretty good. Really liked it. After time and considerable usage, not so good. I started using app because radio beacons are unreliable in my area. I needed a more consistent result. This app is not it. The controls for beaconing is fixed set to a min beacon of every 5 minutes as the fasted rate you can get. Any faster is up to the app with no insight to how it chooses to beacon. It could be 30 seconds or it could be 5 minutes. I found it taking 4 to 5 minutes between beacons. At 40 MPH, this means the beacons are as far as 2 to 3 miles off. Not useful for me. I need last known position to be accurate to hundreds of feet while traveling. Not miles. I went back to radio where I control the beacon rate which makes sense for speed and accuracy.
Great, but I have one big issue
I love how easy this app is to use, but my big gripe is that I can’t use this app with vox on my radio. As soon as I launch the app, the radio just starts transmitting, and doesn’t stop. I have tried the PulseModem app, and it works great with vox, I don’t know what the difference is in how the apps handle the audio, but it would be great if something could be changed to make this work, because the layout of this app is easier to use in my opinion.
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- 22.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Extra features, yearly $6.49
- Extra features, fair trade $13.49
- Extra features, monthly $1.99