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[aprssig] APRS For EmComm ?

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at kd4rdb.com
Thu Sep 21 11:33:48 UTC 2006

I've written a scipt that runs in linux and coverts rino gps data to
aprs data.  It acts as a go between between rino and xastir.  It
requires that you have one rino unit as a base station that collects
position reports from over the air.  They are then downloaded and sent
forward to xastir.  We were able to track 5 users during a recent fire
in a textile plant that took DAYS to put out and required the town be

I also expect (but have not used in a drill yet) to be able to create
an object in aprs that represents a truck heading into an area by
giving it a speed and heading.  This way we can keep tabs on where
that truck with generators and water is after the hurricane.

On 9/19/06, William McKeehan <mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net> wrote:
> I am finding many references to using APRS for Public Service Events and for
> Search and Rescue operations. I'm not finding anything about using APRS for
> EmComm.
> Does anyone have APRS as a part of their EmComm plan? If so, how are you
> planning for APRS to be used?
> --
> William McKeehan
> Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
> http://mckeehan.homeip.net
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