[aprssig] APRS activity triggering a text or email notification via internet push

Lee Bengston lee.bengston at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 00:15:42 EST 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:39 PM, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi>wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011, Lee Bengston wrote:
>  Before seeing this I was also thinking of using a perl script, but it
>> would grab the
>> needed info from http://aprs.fi/info/a/$callsign.  Perhaps use
>> WWW::Mechanize or
>> just curl or wget.
> That would not be a good idea, and I would greatly dislike if you did that.
> Please see the last item in the FAQ: http://aprs.fi/page/faq ("Can I write
> software to download data from aprs.fi and display it on my site?").
> There's a Terms Of Service page, too.
> But! There's an API, which could be used much like the one provided by
> aprsworld and used by Ham::APRS::LastPacket: http://aprs.fi/page/api
> Of course LastPacket & aprsworld is a good solution, and works, too.
> Nothing wrong with that. Just wanted to object to parsing the user interface
> html. :)
>  - Hessu, OH7LZB, of aprs.fi

Thanks. I was actually referring to a thought I had in the past as opposed
to something I actually planned to do.  It's good, though, that you
responded so that it would discourage any others on the list from using that
link for such a purpose.  In hindsight I realize I was careless in posting
that.  You make some excellent points in http://aprs.fi/page/faq.

Lee - K5DAT
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