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[aprssig] AVRS/APRS-Alert Updates

Steve Hanis dmesteve at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 02:26:21 UTC 2011


John,

I appreciate your fine work on www.aprs-alert.net and use it daily, along
with others in the Kansas city area.

Steve
AB5ID
On Sep 30, 2011 10:10 AM, "John Gorkos" <jgorkos at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just wanted to do a little self-promotion and give folks who are
interested
> in updates on my coding projects.
>
> AVRS-
> I'm working with the AllStar author to add AllStar nodal information along

> with the existing IRLP and EchoLink data. This will give us a third
> interconnect network to chose from.
> The following commands are currently working when you send an APRS message
to
> "AVRS":
> ? - will return the CLOSEST VOIP gateway node (either IRLP or Echolink,
and
> soon allstar) to your last beaconed position
> ?E - returns the Echolink node info for the node closest to your last
beaconed
> position
> ?I - returns the IRLP node info for the node closest to your last beaconed

> position
> ?A - returns the Allstar node info for the node closest to your last
beaconed
> position (probably next week some time, doesn't work yet)
>
> ?<callsign> - returns the CLOSEST VOIP gateway node (either IRLP or
Echolink,
> and soon allstar) to <callsign's> last beaconed position
> I hope to add ?<callsign>/[E|I|A] soon, but I've got other work to do
first.
>
> LOCATE -
> A new service added by the AVRS daemon is the "LOCATE" service. Sending a
> message to "LOCATE" will result in the server sending you a message with a

> plain-English description of the last known position for the target. For
> example, if I send a message from my home station (AB0OO) to "LOCATE" with
"?"
> as the body, I get this:
> AVRS>APZ013,TCPIP*::AB0OO :AB0OO heard 0d0h1m54s ago 9.75km E of Sugar
> Hill, GA{0
>
> If I send one to LOCATE with "WB4APR-3" in the body, I get this:
> AVRS>APZ013,TCPIP*::AB0OO :Wb4APR-3 heard 0d0h7m35s ago .98km SW of
> Annapolis, MD{0
>
> I'm working on a SAT server, too, where you can send a query to "SAT" with
?
> for the params of the next satellite pass over your location, or
?[SATNAME] to
> specify a satellite. That's a few weeks out, but I DO have working* Java
> code for satellite prediction.
>
> APRS-Alert-
> The http://www.aprs-alert.net website is ticking along nicely, I think.
I'm
> not getting ANY feedback on it, so it works great, no one is using it, or
no
> one care enough to complain. My current project for that is to constantly
> pull and parse Common Alerting Protocol data (i.e. NWS alerts/bulletins)
and
> give you the option to get a message with something like
> "AB0OO-9 has just entered an active tornado warning zone"
>
> There are still a few stability/memory issues plaguing the system. I'm
doing
> something stupid with large hashtables, and leaking memory somewhere. I
try
> to check on the system every few hours, and restart it when necessary, but

> occassionally it will go 6 hours or so without me catching it. I can't
really
> automate the restarts, because I'm collecting core dumps when it dies.
>
> Anyway, feel free to play with the APRS toys I'm making. All the code is
> available at http://avrs.sf.net (sourceforge). If you want to help code,
> please do. If you want to help test, my ab0oo at arrl.net or
jgorkos at gmail.com
> addresses are the best places to get messages to me.
>
> Thanks.
> John Gorkos
>
> * working code is defined as "it compiles and doesn't format my harddrive
when
> I run it"
>
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