[aprssig] User created findU pages

Brad McConahay brad at n8qq.com
Mon May 9 19:48:06 EDT 2005

I finally got a chance to make this script use shorter style variables such
as "$call" and "$speed", as k4hg had originally envisioned.

The complete list of variables is at:

The original "aprs()" style variables will still work for the couple people
who are already using it.

I haven't had a chance to do much testing, so it's likely there are

Any suggestions for changes or additions are plenty welcome...

Brad N8QQ

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Brad McConahay
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 11:15 PM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] User created findU pages

Maybe I'll change it to use shorter "$speed" style variables this weekend,
if I get a chance.

I realize the "aprs(...)" structures are long, but since they correspond
directly with the xml paths, they're automatically added any time the xml
spec changes, and no routine was needed to parse for individual variables,
etc.  So the replace script would almost never need to be updated.

But, I also realize that they can mess up formatting enough that it's hard
to see what the final output is gonna look like while developing the page.

They won't be quite as short as just $speed since they'll need to
differentiate between things like $wind_speed_mph, $position_speed_kph, etc.
(any suggestions along this line would be welcome...)  I'll see if I can do
that this weekend.

Brad N8QQ

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Steve Dimse
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 10:52 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] User created findU pages

On May 5, 2005, at 10:26 PM, Brad McConahay wrote:

> Unless I'm missing something, I thought that's what I created last  
> month...

Cool, works great, other than the variable names exactly what I had  
in mind:


Steve K4HG

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