[aprssig] APRS activity triggering a text or email notificationvia internet push
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Fri Feb 11 11:26:05 EST 2011
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From: Bob Bruninga
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 11:18 AM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS activity triggering a text or email
notificationvia internet push
All of these ALARMS were in the original APRSdos and I assume some other
clients. But it didn't send a message, it just beeped and focused the map
on the alarmed object so that Dad could be alerted. I like this new idea of
sending a text message or email. Bob, Wb4APR
> The next thing you know, someone will want to know
> when a station has gotten near a point.
> For example, I could get a text when the wife's
> car is < 5 miles of the house so I can start looking busy.
Yes, exactly the intent when I added the proximity alarm...
> Or know that my teenager has arrived at school
> when their car is <xxx feet of the school.
> Or know that my teenager's car has gone outside a polygon.
> Or know that my teen's car is going faster than...
On 2011-02-11, John Gorkos <jgorkos at gmail.com> wrote:
> It "can" be done. It hasn't yet. What you're asking for is 4-6 hours of
> custom coding (mostly for the web interface). Do you have a web server
> can host something like this? I've got a few hours this weekend I can use
> code this.
> Let me make sure I've got the requirements right:
> You want a web interface that allows you to enter a "monitored" call sign,
> an email address to send a message to when that position report from that
> monitored callsign indicates movement. You want one message only. Then,
> passes and the monitored station stops moving. Once the station starts
> again, you want another text message.
> The SMS messages will have to be sent via email (i.e.
> 2125551212 at sms.verizon.com), since a direct SMS interface is spendy and
> Do you have any programming skills you could apply to this? Web design,
> maybe? I hate web design, but the back-end portion isn't too difficult.
> request will probably irritate some people on this list, FWIW. Everyone
> an imaginary line they draw between "ham radio" and "commercial radio and
> internet." Using your cellphone/commercial radio to get updates about
> happenings on ham radio is probably on the far side of some peoples'
> John Gorkos
> On Thursday, February 10, 2011 18:48:04 Steve Hanis wrote:
>> Thank you for your reply. I am looking for a way to trigger an email, IM
>> SMS using existing web interfaces. A way to "push" an alert to me when I
>> working or relaxing at home. Can this be done?
>> Kind Regards,
>> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Guido Trentalancia
>> <iz6rdb at trentalancia.com
>> > wrote:
>> > Hello Steve !
>> > On Mon, 07/02/2011 at 22.19 -0600, Steve Hanis wrote:
>> > > A friend and I just starting using APRS. Is there way to trigger a
>> > > SMS
>> > text
>> > > message or email via Internet monitoring when his APRS goes active or
>> > moving?
>> > > This would let me know he is mobile and available to chat or view his
>> > location
>> > > on a map. My apologies if the question is too simplistic for this
>> > > list, I am a newbie.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks,
>> > > Steve
>> > > AB5ID
>> > Suppose your friend has call AB4HB, then you could use something like:
>> > FROMEMAILADDRESS=dmesteve at gmail.com
>> > MYEMAILADDRESS=dmesteve at gmail.com
>> > APRSCALLSIGN=AB4HB
>> > SMTP_SERVER=smtp.ab5id.org
>> > axlisten -a | grep -q " fm $APRSCALLSIGN to " && echo "An APRS packet
>> > from $APRSCALLSIGN has been heard" > /tmp/aprs_message.txt && env
>> > MAILRC=/dev/null from=$FROMEMAILADDRESS smtp=$SMTP_SERVER mailx -v -n
>> > "Mail from APRS" $MYEMAILADDRESS < /tmp/aprs_message.txt && rm
>> > -f /tmp/aprs_message.txt
>> > Note that APRSCALLSIGN is case sensitive (unless you pass the -i option
>> > to grep). Note that SMTP_SERVER needs to be defined according to your
>> > actual smtp server.
>> > Most importantly note that the above will send out an email message for
>> > every packet that is received from APRSCALLSIGN and this might not be
>> > desirable as there might be a lot of packets coming continuously (so
>> > might do things better with some extra code that checks whether a
>> > message has already been sent recently, for example by creating a
>> > temporary file each time a message is sent and then checking that the
>> > timestamp of such file is not too recent before sending a new email
>> > message).
>> > Or otherwise you can download a tiny program that I wrote
>> > (ax_emergency_listen) which is generally used to monitor APRS emergency
>> > packets and adapt it to your needs (by modifying the C source code):
>> > http://iz6rdb.trentalancia.com/en/aprs_igate.html
>> > 73,
>> > Guido IZ6RDB
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