[aprssig] APRS Event Bulletin Board
hessu at hes.iki.fi
Fri Apr 4 00:08:31 CDT 2008
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> Is there an APRS special events calender ?
> An APRS WEB page is written that works just like the original
> "community BULLETIN board" works in the original APRS. That is,
> all postings appear for everyone to see. It monitors the
> APRS-IS for postings. The format for a post to this special WEB
> page is as follows:
> :BLN1EVENT:SS 27 Jun Balloon http://putWEBlinkHere
> The APRS EVENT WEB page will do these simple things:
> 1) Look for all BULLETINS to the BLN#EVENT bulletin group
> 2) SORT these messages by originator callsign
> 3) SORT by the line number #
> 4) REPLACE duplicate BLN#'s (this is how you edit bulletins)
Last night I added bulletin group filtering on the bulletin board page
at aprs.fi: http://aprs.fi/bulletin/ . Events can be seen at
http://aprs.fi/bulletin/EVENT - it happens to work much like described
above. There's no content sorting yet, though, I'll see about that once
there are more than a few bulletins to look at. It does show bulletins
transmitted by nearby stations first. This works for other bulletin groups
too (http://aprs.fi/bulletin/EI http://aprs.fi/bulletin/MAREA etc).
> Notice that lines are sorted by callsign, and then by BLN#. All
> lines of the same bulletin are singlespaced. Bulletins from
> different callsigns are separated by a blank line.
This is how the whole bulletin board page at aprs.fi operates. I didn't
want to encourage people to increase the transmitting interval of their
bulletins by overwriting by the bulletin destination field (a lot of
people just advertise their web sites and DX clusters in the bulletins).
- Hessu, OH7LZB
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