[aprssig] APRS Event Bulletin Board

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Fri Apr 4 01:08:31 EDT 2008


On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:

>> Is there an APRS special events calender ?
> An APRS WEB page is written that works just like the original
> "community BULLETIN board" works in the original APRS.  That is,
> all postings appear for everyone to see.  It monitors the
> APRS-IS for postings.  The format for a post to this special WEB
> page is as follows:
> :BLN1EVENT:SS 27 Jun Balloon http://putWEBlinkHere
> The APRS EVENT WEB page will do these simple things:
> 1) Look for all BULLETINS to the BLN#EVENT bulletin group
> 2) SORT these messages by originator callsign
> 3) SORT by the line number #
> 4) REPLACE duplicate BLN#'s (this is how you edit bulletins)

   Last night I added bulletin group filtering on the bulletin board page 
at aprs.fi: http://aprs.fi/bulletin/ . Events can be seen at 
http://aprs.fi/bulletin/EVENT - it happens to work much like described 
above. There's no content sorting yet, though, I'll see about that once 
there are more than a few bulletins to look at. It does show bulletins 
transmitted by nearby stations first. This works for other bulletin groups 
too (http://aprs.fi/bulletin/EI http://aprs.fi/bulletin/MAREA etc).

> Notice that lines are sorted by callsign, and then by BLN#.  All
> lines of the same bulletin are singlespaced.  Bulletins from
> different callsigns are separated by a blank line.

   This is how the whole bulletin board page at aprs.fi operates. I didn't 
want to encourage people to increase the transmitting interval of their 
bulletins by overwriting by the bulletin destination field (a lot of 
people just advertise their web sites and DX clusters in the bulletins).

   - Hessu, OH7LZB

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