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[aprssig] UP Steam Train 3985/844

Bogdan, Rick rbogdan at ursinus.edu
Wed Apr 25 18:19:56 UTC 2007


What is the web page for the 3985?

Rick ka1udx

Rick


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Curt, WE7U
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 2:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] UP Steam Train 3985/844

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Jim Duncan wrote:

> Is the train itself transmitting the tracking information or is this
> someone uplinking an object? Being a railfan and knowing that 3985 is
> heading this way later this Spring I'd like to be able to track it
locally.

It must be transmitting the info via some other system 'cuz their
UP web page gets updated pretty regularly.

I just web-scrape their page via Perl, create an APRS object, then
inject it into Firenet and/or APRS-IS (don't recall which, perhaps
both).

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