Many of my fellow ham operators as us how we run the APRS station and the answer is easy. Using the WX3in1 APRS advanced Digirepeater/I-Gate from Microsat and a Baofeng UV-82 handheld VHF radio.
This system has been running for almost 6 months without any issues or interruptions.
Our live datafeed can be seen by clicking on this link http://aprs.fi/info/a/KK4EQF-12
We have purchased a Peetbros weather station that will transmit current temperature and winds that will work with the WX3in1 with a special serial cable. Until the weather station is setup you can view the APRS weather feed from my other weather station by clicking on the link below.