[aprssig] API Information

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed May 8 15:08:59 EDT 2013

On 5/8/2013 12:23 AM, Doug Eubanks wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a PHP script that scrapes my location from my iPhone every 15 mins.
> I can't find any documentation on how to submit this location to aprs.fi

You don't "submit" locations directly to APRS.fi .  APRS.fi gets it's data from 
servers of the APRS-Internet systems a.k.a. "APRS-IS", just like any other user 
logged into any server of the APRS-IS.

You beacon your posits, in proper APRS formst, to any of the APRS-IS servers. 
      You more-or-less emulate an igate taking stuff off RF and inserting it 
into the APRS-IS via a connection to the server of your choice.

All 40-50-odd APRS-IS servers world-wide share data with each other in real 
time (but store very little).   In turn, APRS.fi will "vacuum up" all the data 
reaching it from the APRS-IS sever(s) that it is connected to.    Note that 
there are 3 or 4 "public" APRS sites like APRS.fi, along with thousands of 
individual users, all taking data from the APRS-IS.



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