[aprssig] Winlink Positions on APRS
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Oct 3 10:18:25 CDT 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.
I understand about not feeding back to RF, but just to clarify,
it seems that you are saying that they are not in the APRS-IS
stream either. Is that a technical or political limitation? I
would think that we would like to see other boating Ham radio
position information be converted to an APRS format and fed into
the APRS-IS if we have access to it?
> 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
> > As I zoomed in to the mile scale, the area was full of APRS
> > reporting boats.
> > &range=.5
> > Then I realized it is the annual boat-show weekend. On
> > inspection, it seems these position reports are not on APRS
> > or APRS Satellite, but are on WinLink HF. Steve's APRS
> > FINDU.COM engine collects them from WinLink and adds them to
> > APRS system!
> > Now, with the APRS format for including operating frequency
> > all position reports (and built-into the D710 radio), once
> > is integrated with the WHOIS system, then we will have one
> > picture for all of ham radio for finding other hams and
> > operating frequency.
> > See: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> > Bob, WB4APR
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