[aprssig] QRZ engine on APRS-IS
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Feb 24 17:51:12 CST 2012
> ALSO... (just for S & G's) anyone can query the existence
> of an object by using the "<OBJECT NAME> *QTH*" command
> and it will give you the lat/long and the owner...
I really liked that idea. Though I changed the name to QRZ which I'm
thinking is a little more aligned with the question of "who is xxxxxx". I
also believe the format should match the OBJ and KILL format of simply
responding to what is in the first WORD of the message.
So I have added the following paragraph to the
QRZ SERVER: During discussion it was suggested that a QRZ server also be
activated. This server will respond to the message address of QRZ and will
send back an ITEM-in-MSG to the requesting station representing either the
STATION or OBJECT that matches the first word of the QRZ message.
If wildcards are used (? And *), then a multi ITEM response would simply be
a list of all the calls/names matching the request. And the requestor would
have to resend his request for the specific match to get the ITEM-in-MSG
response. If the requested word is lower case, then it is assumed that any
other match regardless of case is being wildcarded.
Hope that clarifies it.
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