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[aprssig] Winlink Positions on APRS

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Wed Oct 3 14:37:33 UTC 2007


Just to be clear, these WinLink posits do not appear on the APRS IS.  
The WinLink folks use findU's direct web entry to supply these posit  
reports. There is no way to feed these reports to the APRS IS and  
then to RF.

Steve K4HG


On Oct 3, 2007, at 10:06 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> During yesterday's Satellite demo of APRS via GO32:
>
> As I was zooming in on Annapolis, Maryland, to see our own
> station, the map seemed lit-up with more stations than usual.
> As I zoomed in to the mile scale, the area was full of APRS
> reporting boats.
>
> http://mm.aprs.net/map.cgi?map=APRSworld&lat=39&lon=-76.5&call=*
> &range=.5
>
> Then I realized it is the annual boat-show weekend.  On closer
> inspection, it seems these position reports are not on APRS VHF,
> or APRS Satellite, but are on WinLink HF.  Steve's APRS
> FINDU.COM engine collects them from WinLink and adds them to the
> APRS system!
>
> Now, with the APRS format for including operating frequency in
> all position reports (and built-into the D710 radio), once that
> is integrated with the WHOIS system, then we will have one
> picture for all of ham radio for finding other hams and their
> operating frequency.
>
> See: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
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