[aprssig] Ham Radio MOBILE Traveler PL-FIND device?

John D. Hays john at hays.org
Thu Nov 30 17:37:05 CST 2017


Some coordinators are modernizing, WWARA is publishing Lat/Long (precision
may vary, which takes care of those who are using sites they don't want
exposed -- a debate for another topic).  The lat/long data isn't complete
yet, but they are getting very little push back from repeater owners for
publishing -- look at the csv in this file
https://www.wwara.org/DataBaseExtract.zip

Incidentally, a coordination body could publish this to  APRS-IS as a set
of APRS objects, with a simple script once a day.

On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Sterling Coffey <kawfey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just a few cents: repeater tower locations in RFinder (and other apps) are
> 1.) dependent on user data, which is errorprone 2.) a hotly debated privacy
> topic, which many repeater owners prefer city center's be the origination
> of their repeater or else a telecom company will discover there are hams
> taking up valuable tower space, potentially being a liability and 3.) often protected
> by repeater coordination bodies as valuable proprietary information
> <https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/3s4y6n/breaking_the_sera_control_on_regional_repeater/>,
> which is IMO outside of the bounds of the spirit of amateur radio.
>
> Have you tried getting data from Repeaterbook?
>
>
>
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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

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