[aprssig] [aprsfi] VK4TEC pushing ADS-B data to APRS-IS

Javier Henderson javier at kjsl.org
Wed Jul 20 11:35:21 EDT 2016

> On Jul 20, 2016, at 10:56, Peter Laws N5UWY via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Heikki Hannikainen via aprssig
> <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
>> It seems like Andrew VK4TEC has started to gateway ADS-B data to the
>> http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=300&call=VK4TEC*&view=normal
>> I do not think that this is a great idea - the APRS-IS is supposed to be a
>> network for amateur radio communications, and quite a lot of people depend
>> on it being just that.
> As has been made clear recently (to me if no one else) just because
> you see it on APRS.fi or another internet service, doesn't mean it's
> "on APRS".  AIS is there, too, but those ships aren't "on APRS".
> I look at APRS.fi all the time since getting re-interested in APRS but
> I have yet to see a single ship ID in EM15 …

The difference here, though, is that AIS data is fed directly to aprs.fi, without going through APRS-IS.

In the case of VK4TEC, he’s injecting the ADS-B data into APRS-IS.

-jav k4jh

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