[aprssig] APRS and Big Data

David Andrzejewski david at davidandrzejewski.com
Fri Dec 30 12:06:00 CST 2016


I know this is only the tip of the iceberg, but my digipeater/igate
NEWBRY transmits objects for a few local repeaters, with the proper
format so people can use their QSY/Tune buttons.

When our local ARES groups do public service events like bike rides and
runs, I will often transmit objects (with a short path or none at all)
that represent key locations such as rest stops and first aid stations.

What other cool things should we be doing?

- Dave


On 12/30/16 12:39 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>
> APRS and its APRS-IS cloud are not being used to their full potential
> of “Big data”…
>
>  
>
> The original intent of APRS in its 1992 paper at DCC was to be a
> single information resource channel to maintain real-time situational
> awareness of **everything** going on in HAM RADIO is an area. 
> Everything we could think of to identify our activities, station
> capabilities and actions was included in the format.
>
>  
>
> The idea was, tune to 144.39, monitor for 10 minutes, and you would
> see everything going on in Ham radio in your area, on any and all
> bands and any and all activites, nets, frequencies,  contests,
> meetings, eyeballs, and what you were building, installing, whatever. 
> If you were doing **it** then there was a packet on APRS announcing it
> live (for the duration).
>
>  
>
> All we got instead, was a wasted decade of one-way GPS trackers with
> no one even looking at what was going on in their area.
>
>  
>
> Are you doing something useful right now in Ham radio?  Are you
> beaconing it?
>
>  
>
> APRSdos even had a human-present detector (any keys or mouse movement)
> and if so, your home station symbol changed to indicate “operator
> present” and of course (by 2004) your voice monitoring frequency was
> included in your beacon.
>
>  
>
> Anyway, what else can we do with “big data”?  I always wanted to write
> a “special event “ detector that would note any “convergence” of
> specialty mobiles in an area… thus, alerting one to an emergency
> response or something,…
>
>  
>
> SO much fun… so little time…
>
>  
>
> Bob, WB4APR
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