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[aprssig] APRS propagation monitor

John Gorkos jgorkos at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 13:46:10 UTC 2012

If you want to DIY, and you're comfortable with perl, I'd look at using
Ham::APRS::FAP along with Device::Serialport and something like
GIS::Distance::Lite or GIS::Distance::Formula::Haversine.  Wire them all
up and you'll get a running display of distance and direction for each
parsed position packet.

If you're REALLY generous, you'll post what you come up with back to the
list, as I'm sure this is an itch that comes up periodically.

John Gorkos

On 6/1/12 9:39 AM, "Chris Howard w0ep" <w0ep at w0ep.us> wrote:

>I beg your pardon in advance for this intrusion
>into the APRS world.
>I have an old laptop, running a light weight flavor
>of Debian Linux.  I am running soundmodem and successfully
>seeing a bit of APRS traffic.
>I am looking for some non-graphical tools which will
>show me direction and distance for directly-heard
>APRS stations.
>I'd like the additional feature of being able to
>set up alerts (email, text messages, ?) for arrival
>of DX packets.
>I am somewhat competent programming in perl and
>less so in C and Java.  So libraries or
>general tips are also appreciated.
>Chris Howard
>w0ep  EM53
>aprssig mailing list
>aprssig at tapr.org

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