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[aprssig] Track Playback: easy date/time lookups on aprs.fi

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Sat Sep 17 17:02:06 UTC 2011


On Fri, 16 Sep 2011, Steve Noskowicz wrote:

> This looks very nice and I have used the past days feature, but I am not clear on something.  You have previous years showing as well.
>
> It appears older than the 14 days only allows whole days lookup, but within 14 days you can specify start/end times.
>
>  Is thing correct?

Not quite. I should have been more precise:

When specifying arbitrary start/end dates/times, the time range 
(difference between start and end) can be 14 days at most (14*24 hours). 
So from 1th of January 2010 14:32:50 UTC to 12th of January 2010 17:42:11 
UTC would work.

Arbitrary start/end datetimes work just fine when looking up stuff from 
past years.

>
>
> -- 
> 73, Steve, K9DCI
>
> --- Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Here's a 1-minute video I just made, showing how to pick
>> any day or time on aprs.fi (without using the export tool):
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwQrWUddTXM
>>
>> You can either pick a day with activity using the year
>> => month => day browsing tool (it only shows days when
>> the station has moved), OR you can click the calendar button
>> and pick arbitrary start and end dates and times. The tool
>> uses UTC time, so take that into account.
>>
>> Max 14 days in history lookups, sorry about that.
>>
>> I'm amazed at how few people have even noticed the history
>> lookup tools. Are they not obvious enough? Should or could
>> they somehow be more visible?
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
>>
>>> You should see years.  Click on the year then month,
>> then date.  You may be able to
>>> limit it further by changing the "range" parameter,
>> but I don't know what it specifies.
>>>  
>>> I'm only guessing, but there may be a start and finish
>> or end parameter that can be
>>> specified to narrow the time span, but it looks like
>> the default is a single date.
>>>  
>>> Raw packets on Findu can be UTC time stamped by adding
>> a parameter "&time=1" to the URL
>>> and I think it may also have some start and end, or
>> finish parameters...
>>>  
>>> --
>>> 73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
>>> --
>>> I served during the cold war, so you can continue to
>> be served a cold one.
>>>
>>> Up to date APRS Beginner Guide - updated Apr-2010
>>> http://K9DCI.home.comcast.net
>>> Click 'APRS Beginner INFO' under Contact
>>>  
>>> More Details, Features and Downloads at:
>>> http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/
>>>
>>> --- On Thu, 9/15/11, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>>         
>>> When I drove around Crater lake I was able, quite some
>> time later, to isolate the
>>> circuit on aprs.fi, but don't recall if it was only by
>> date, or if clock-time
>>> limits were possible.
>>> --
>>> 73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
>>> --
>>> I served during the cold war, so you can continue to
>> be served a cold one.
>>> --- On Thu, 9/15/11, lawrence labranche <capdiamont at yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> http://aprs.fi/export/ put in your call sign, then
>> start date/time and end
>>> date/time, hit search. Then download in a format of
>> your choice.
>>>
>>> KI6ZQY 73
>>>
>>>
>> _______________________________________________________________________________________________
>>> From: Mike Besemer (WM4B) <mwbesemer at cox.net>
>>> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org>;
>> APRS at yahoogroups.com
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:50 PM
>>> Subject: [aprssig] Track Playback?
>>>
>>> Is there a way to play back an APRS track, or at least
>> isolate a track for a
>>> given day.
>>>
>>> I just got a visit from the local Sheriff. 
>> Apparently, someone in my
>>> neighborhood is accusing me of running her off the
>> road into a mailbox at
>>> about 1900 EDT (2300 UTC) last night (14 Sep).  The
>> problem is, my truck was
>>> parked in the driveway from about 1607 EDT until about
>> 1800 EDT, at which
>>> point I moved it out of the way so my wife could get
>> by and re-parked it -
>>> there was one beacon at about 1800 EDT and that was it
>> until this morning.
>>>
>>> I've pulled the raw packets from ARPS.FI, but the
>> track is pretty much
>>> useless since it was pretty much duplicated today. 
>> The raw packets show the
>>> times of the beacons, but nothing like that.
>>>
>>> At this point, the Sheriff is just making a report and
>> it's a case of
>>> he-said/she-said... unless she takes it to civil
>> court.  If that's the case,
>>> I would like to have my ducks in a row ahead of
>> time.  (I'm already getting
>>> statements from the neighbors.)
>>>
>>> Any ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks es 73,
>>>
>>> Mike
>>> WM4B
>>> WM4B-9 
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>   - Hessu
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