[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal
rtg at aapsc.com
Wed Jan 9 20:37:10 CST 2008
On Mon, 7 Jan 2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> ... I would like to build a map of all HAMS
>> with OLPC's to help us play and possibly MESH together..
> Wow, why not write a simple background APRS application called
> APRS-XO that only has to do one thing. That is, to report the
> XO's position to the APRS-IS when ever it is in range of
> wireless access to the internet.! See my proposal:
> It does not need the other 99% of APRS (maps etc) since a simple
> URL to one of the APRS MAP web pages could plot then all the
> positions of all other other XO laptops! Done.
Wow, We read here often people complaining about 'dumb' transmit-only
trackers. Now Bob's asking someone to write a dumb internet-transmit-only
The XO isn't the only platform for such a beast. I was able to fondle
for a few minutes this afternoon a Nokia N810, which is also equipped
with built-in GPS receiver and Wifi.
Rick Green, N8BJX
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
More information about the aprssig