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[aprssig] FW: Echolink objects to APRS

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Jul 21 14:14:39 UTC 2009

I'll see what I can do later on today.  Thanks for researching this, 
Bob!  Should I make the objects owned by my callsign (KJ4ERJ) or some 
other approach?  I'll send direct e-mails once I start thinking about 
the object comment and such.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Well, The echolink objects issue is further clarified below:
> Looks like we need an APRS author to go get the EchoLink data
> and then inject it into the APRS-IS.  This is a good approach
> since it lets us control formatting at one central location.  Do
> we have a volunteer? 
> I got this from the EchoLink folks.
> Quote:
>> The data collected from the RF Info tab 
>> is sent to the central EchoLink servers and 
>> displayed in summary form on the Link 
>> Status page (http://www.echolink.org/links.jsp).  
>> It is also available in XML format at 
>> http://www.echolink.org/node_location.xml .   
>> About 50% of the EchoLink "sysop" nodes 
>> worldwide have elected to provide this data.  
>> It isn't being injected by EchoLink directly 
>> into APRS-IS... but someone could certainly 
>> do so by pulling down the XML periodically.  
> Anyway, so it looks like EchoLink author did his side of the
> objective by getting position info, and providing an operator
> selection for putting out the data, and all we need is to grab
> it and insert it.  Then local Igates add their local EchoLink
> object names to the pass-to-RF function and we have achieved the
> objective...
> That is, open-echolink nodes appearing on APRS for the mobile
> operator with Frequencys so that the mobile operator can use
> EchoLink easily from anywhere at anytime.
> Volunteer?
> Bob, WB4APR
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