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[aprssig] N1547C tracker

Ron McCoy rmccoylist at blueantservices.com
Thu Oct 20 17:18:28 UTC 2005


I've been using UI-View32 but Xastir is sounding very interesting.

I've got a spare box to play with...can you cite a "How To" on setting up
Xastir from scratch?

Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Curt, WE7U
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:49 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] N1547C tracker

On Thu, 20 Oct 2005, Tyler Allison wrote:

> >> Has anyone heard of something new and innovative being done with APRS?
> >>  Anyone deploying trackers in a way that really shows support for our
> >> service mission? Any war stories about "good things" being done by HAMs
> >> in the real world? That would be great stuff for the list.
>
> Would deploying APRS trackers for weather spotter coordination be an
> example? :)

Absolutely!

We've been adding special SAR support to Xastir over the years.
Pre-defined SAR objects were added recently, and I received a new
patch from the same user that adds even more capability to that
(it'll go into CVS soon).  Garmin RINO support is another cool thing
that was added to help coordinate a combined FRS/APRS operation.
Before some of you get on the legal bandwagon again, check out how
it was done:  It is perfectly legal and lets you see the positions
of the RINO's on your Kenwood radios and APRS client map screens.

Perhaps as APRS gets more integrated into SAR operations around the
world people can post war-stories about how well or poorly various
techniques/hardware/software work for them.

Scott Miller is doing some cool stuff with OpenTrackers and APRS,
plus new hardware will eventually be coming out with more features.

John Hansen came out with the TNC-X plus some add-on boards for it
which are pretty darned cool for the money.  I have one of these
TNC's at home and will be going after another eventually:  I want
one attached to my Jeep PC.

I think I heard the HamHud (III?) project is moving along too, with
new boards available soon?

I'm sure I forgot some cool projects.  Plenty to choose from!

--
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