[aprssig] Scripting on the T2

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Jun 3 13:31:14 CDT 2008

No, I might add ambiguity but it probably won't be a scripting feature. 
  I hesitate to even bring the subject up here for fear of starting 
another debate on the proper way to represent ambiguity!


Steve KB3OJW wrote:
> Scott,
> 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.
> Steve.
> 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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