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[aprssig] APRS as a Situational Awareness tool

John Zaruba Jr aa2bn at comcast.net
Wed Jan 16 02:06:33 UTC 2008


Frank,

Thanks for the offer, but our solution was cygwin/XASTIR.

At least until such time as we convince the county IT people to let  
us reformat the drives and run Linux exclusively.

73,

John AA2BN


On Jan 15, 2008, at 8:02 PM, Frank Watervoort wrote:

> John,
>
> Take a look at the APRS software I am developing, called PinPoint.  
> It runs fine using Windows 2000, XP, Vista, etc. The software is  
> free, but you do need to buy Microsoft MapPoint 2004 or 2006  
> version, since that is used as the mapping engine. The latest  
> stable version is 1.0.2 and I am developing the next release (in my  
> spare time). Future features (including many of the items that Bob  
> Bruninga mentioned in terms of the best use of the network) will be  
> included in future releases.
>
> We (the local ARES group) use PinPoint successfully in the Douglas  
> County EOC in Colorado.
>
> Here's the link: http://www.aresd24.org/pinpoint.shtml
> Take a look to get the full scoop. There's a screenshot on the web  
> page.
>
> 73,
>
> Frank
> AB0WV
>
>
> John Zaruba Jr wrote:
>> John,
>>
>>
>>> I do not know why APRS-SCS has such a low user base. (I think I  
>>> am the only one).
>>
>> The lack of W2K and XP support is a bit of a show stopper, and  
>> prevented us from using it at our EOC. I like the feature set much  
>> more than WinAPRS, but the county supplies the computers and we  
>> have to run what they give us.
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> John AA2BN
>> Technical Coordinator
>> Gloucester County NJ
>> ARES/RACES Program
>>
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