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[aprssig] What sort of events have you been using APRSwith?

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Tue Jun 27 16:09:06 UTC 2006


On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 05:51:37AM -0700, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <archer at eskimo.com> flavor, containing:
> On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> 
> > Speaking of overlooked features, what clients support signpost objects?
> > Who's using them?  It just occurred to me that it might not be too hard to
> > have the OpenTracker send its digital counter value as a signpost.  You can
> > wire the input up to a pushbutton and have observers at various points in a
> > race push the button once for each participant that goes by, and have all of
> > the counts show up in signposts on the map.
> 
> APRSdos and Xastir support them at least.  Xastir shows them at all
> zoom levels though, while the spec (and I assume APRSdos) say to
> show them only at close-in zoom levels.

But xastir doesn't draw them with the value overlaid -- you have to 
use the "station info" menu to get at that information.

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