[aprssig] Announcing Events - Etiquette

Mike GM1WKR gm1wkr at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 15:52:51 EST 2014


I am planning the option of talking to the AX.25 stack or TNC hardware
directly (eventually, I have much to learn yet).

I should have said before, my target is for Linux type headless
setups  rather than as an adjunct to GUI based Digi/gates like APRSIS32 or
Xastir (which have all of this this built in?).  I do however, want it to
be capable of standalone operation.   I shouldn't use the term 'app' so
loosely ;-)

Cheers and 73,

On 25 January 2014 20:34, Mike GM1WKR <gm1wkr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Stephen, Andrew,
> I'm not a programmer, I'm learning on the fly so forgive me if I use terms
> incorrectly.
> My Python app is modular (I have prototype NetSked and Meeting 'modules'
> largely done as well as other things like repeater objects, Space weather,
> UK Met Alert), each does its own thing and Yes, Paths are configurable (as
> are timings) per module and per item.   Modules can be dropped in as needed
> - all they do in fact is generate a JSON Object at the appropriate time
> that gets sent to what I call the 'Aggregator' which deals with the
> underlying APRS software.
> I'm doing it this way as each task (module) may source data from different
> sources (file, web, RSS, DB, hardware device etc) and need to do so at
> different rates - I guess the Unix philosophy guided me in this.  It also
> means that modules need not be on the same machine and can be coded in any
> language that can spit out JSON.
> Stephen, your idea sounds great (pre-generating Meetings) but I have taken
> a different approach - file based on day of week (Mon, Teu,  2nd Thu).  You
> add a line to the file and it gets sent on the next run.  This module (and
> NetSked) starts 24 hours prior at a low rate increasing until start
> The Aggregator will take an The JSON Object  from the various modules and
> hand off to whatever you have on your system - again this is meant to be
> modular.  At the moment the Aggregator can send to the AX.25 beacon
> programme (I hope to bypass Beacon ... more learning first though) or make
> a socket connection to javAPRSSrvr.  The idea is to have several handoff
> options for the aggregator (like AGW).
> I will put everything up on GitHub soon but it is very much an amateur
> attempt.  I'm calling it ObjServ (Object Server or Objectionable Server ;-)
> at the moment.
> Thanks for your comments so far, food for thought!
> 73
> Mike
> On 25 January 2014 19:51, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
>> On 1/25/2014 2:38 PM, Andrew P. wrote:
>>> Hmmm.... if this would be so useful in UIView, what about in the more
>>> modern
>>> APRS clients?
>>> Something to add to my project list....
>>> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
>>> author of YAAC ("Yet Another APRS Client")
>>> http://www.ka2ddo.org/ka2ddo/YAAC.html
>> That's why it should link to the AGWpe API.  It can then run along side
>> <ANY> APRS app that is AGW-compatible.
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