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[aprssig] Browser object entry?

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Thu Mar 19 18:05:30 UTC 2009


Hi Bob,

You can create objects from OpenAPRS.Net, all you have to do is signup and
"verify" your account with us.  Object creation is under Tools..Create
Objects on the main page.  There is also online help available on the site
of how to create an object.

Greg

NV6G
OpenAPRS.Net

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> Can any of the APRS Internet sites let someone enter a OBJECT
> via their browser?  Even if only privately with secret prior
> arrangements?
>
> There is a group of VHF contesters ascending Springer Mountain
> (in GA) for an amateur radio operations event, and they will
> have GPS but are not APRS savy nor are their handlers back in
> their shacks.
>
> I suggested that the handlers enter OBJECTS to maintain a track
> on the hikers, but since it is tomorrow, they do not have time
> to learn and implement APRS in their shacks.  But if we could
> give them a way via a browser, then they would really see how
> valuable APRS can be for them on their Dxpeditions...
>
> We need to reach out to ham radio hikers.  Here is a chance.
> Also, if there is any APRS volunteer in North Georgia that could
> do this for them, then that would do it too.
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: peak-2-peak at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [peak-2-peak] Springer Mountain (APRS example)
>
> > Thanks for a great post and explanation...
> > This APRS stuff is truly Buck Rogers Tech!
> > I have sent this message to a few HAMs that
> > will be on the air, monitoring and will
> > have internet at that time, perhaps they
> > will help us who will be "untethered" and
> > mobile at the time.  -- ki4SGU /JL
> ________________________________
>
> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: peak-2-peak at yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:55:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [peak-2-peak] Springer Mountain (APRS example)
>
> > Weather permitting; Springer Mountain will be
> > activated this coming Friday evening
> > [20MAR09-FRI] around 1900... 146.520/FM,
> > they will [have] GPS...but sadly no APRS.
>
> Ah, but ANYONE that hears them can enter their coordinates into
> APRS as an object, and then evryone in the world can see exactly
> where they are live in real time, and can even zoom in by google
> earth satellite view to see exactly where they are. The Web page
> to see ANY ham's present location (on APRS) is http://map.findu.
> com/call* <http://map.findu.com/call*>
>
> Where call is the callsign. Doesnt matter if they are
> transmitting their position themselves or if some else has
> entered them as an object. In this case it would be:
> http://map.find. com/KE4NOB* <http://map.find.com/KE4NOB*>
>
> To see how it works, here is a local call who is always out and
> about:
> http://map.findu. com/N3UJJ* <http://map.findu.com/N3UJJ*>
>
> Zoom in, try the satellite view. And then click on "see nearby
> activity" for a sorted list by distance of all nearby APRS
> operators. The go to the bottom of that list and click on "see
> all stations on a map".
>
> There you have it... what APRS can do for peak2peak operations..
> . Plus you can send and receive text messages to them even while
> the APRS ht is in their pocket..
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
>
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