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[aprssig] Looking for an appplication ?

Don Downs d.downs at computer.org
Mon May 4 01:25:26 UTC 2009


Tom,

Thank you so much! This should be a really useful application.

I agree with Jeff that adding the actual lat/long might be a nice addition.

It's a minor thing, but it would also be nice if you sent email with a
subject. Perhaps something like "Location of <callsign>" or (my preference)
"RE: <original subject>"

And perhaps you could get it to work with rich text... (although this hasn't
been a problem for me so far).

I'm really impressed with how quickly you produced this. I've played with it
some this weekend, and I think it's going to be a nice tool to access to.

73,
Don
WA4AVU


On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 6:55 PM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Does anyone know of an application or service that would allow me to send
> a
> > text message via regular cellphone and ask for basic status info on an
> APRS
> > station?
>
> I've been meaning to write one for a few months now. Luckily you
> reminded me on a free afternoon!
>
> How's this:
> - Send an email (SMS, whatever) to aprs at tomh.us. The message text
> should be the callsign to query.
> - Within a minute or two, you should receive a reply with station's
> callsign, last heard time, current street address/city, and status
> text.
>
> Try it!
>
> Note: if you are going to experiment with this by sending an email
> from a computer, make sure you are sending the email in plain text. I
> don't strip the multi-part data, so you may get a mangled response if
> you are sending rich text.
>
>
> I'm currently getting my APRS data using the aprsworld.net
> lastposition table. Reverse geocoding is done with the Google Maps
> API.
>
> I just hacked this together quickly, so any suggestions or bug reports
> are welcome.
>
> 73
>
> Tom KD7LXL
>
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