[aprssig] Scripting on the T2

Steve KB3OJW KB3OJW at RoseAndSteve.us
Tue Jun 3 13:22:46 CDT 2008

Great stuff! Could the t2 scripting support limiting the position
ambiguity based on location ? Basically, I'd like to report only
within 1 mile (by replacing numbers with spaces in the coordinates)
when I'm parked at a sensitive site, like an unadvertised backup EOC
or a served agency's field location.

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
> I just remembered that AJ Farmer asked about doing this two years ago,
> but it was only this past weekend that I finally got around to
> implementing it.
> He wanted to set up his D700 in crossband repeater mode, and have the
> tracker take it out of crossband mode every 10 minutes to transmit a CW
> ID on the UHF channel, then return to normal operation.
> It's not even specifically an APRS function, but it's easy to do with
> the Tracker2 now.  It can send arbitrary strings to either serial port,
> so it's easy to script command sequences to drive another device (like
> the D700 or D710.)
> This weekend I plan to add geographic comparisons to the language, so
> you can determine if you're inside or outside of a given rectangle.  I
> get a lot of requests for that - mostly automated balloon cut-downs, or
> people wanting to turn on the tracker when their boat leaves the dock.
> I just haven't had a flexible enough mechanism to deal with it before.
> It'll be interesting to see what applications people can come up with,
> given an APRS device that has a reasonable degree of high-level
> programmability.
> Scott
> N1VG
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