[aprssig] aprs.fi web vs APRS-IS (was: WiFi APRS traveler)

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Dec 11 20:28:17 CST 2010

Isn't there something we should be aware of related to name-spaces 
between the web-submitted position and positions received from APRS-IS 
for the same callsign-SSID?  Aren't those actually two different 
stations on aprs.fi?  And how can we tell one vs the other?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Dec 2010, Bob Bruninga  wrote:
>> Anyway, I asked Hessu if he could add the ability for me to put my 
>> position on APRS.FI for such a situation and in a few hours, it was 
>> done.
>> So, you can logonto APRS.FI and enter your position. Only people on 
>> the APRS-IS of course can see it...
> Sorry, but I have to remind that aprs.fi does not transmit anything to 
> the APRS-IS, so the upload will be visible to aprs.fi users only. But 
> that's something already.
> I'm not sending anything to the APRS-IS, because a huge portion of 
> aprs.fi visitors are not amateurs, and I have no way to validate which 
> of them are, or are not.
> Anyway, here are the instructions to use it:
> http://blog.aprs.fi/2010/12/sharing-your-position-on-map-without.html
> If your web browser supports the Geolocation API (iphone, ipad, 
> android devices with GPS, even new Firefox on a laptop with a WLAN), 
> you can utilize that for uploading exact positions (or to just center 
> the map on your current position without publishing it to the world):
> http://blog.aprs.fi/2010/08/web-location-uploads-better-iphone.html
>   - Hessu
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