[aprssig] APRS Air Quality Monitoring

Graham planophore at aei.ca
Fri Oct 12 20:05:58 EDT 2018


There are several crowd sourced air monitoring projects that are 
currently active

https://luftdaten.info/en/home-en/  is one that have spent a bit of time 
reading about. A friend has set up such a sensor not far from were I am 
and he indicates that it seems to work well.

http://deutschland.maps.luftdaten.info/#3/49.15/-32.18   shows world 
wide participation and as you might expect for some that started in 
Europe, most participants in that part of the world

And more specifically my friends sensor:

http://deutschland.maps.luftdaten.info/#8/45.457/-74.499   click on the 
hex to get a text display of it's latest report.

May or may not be what you have in mind

An interface to APRS, sounds like a good idea to me.

cheers, Graham ve3gtc

On 2018-10-12 16:00, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Has anyone looked into the lower priced air-quality monitors that are out
> there? $50 to $250?
> Could one be interfaced to APRS to give some reasonable indications of air
> quality?
> I attended a meeting last night on air quality and the big idea was that
> in the entire county, there is only one EPA air quality monitor and it is
> no closer than 15 miles to the THREE mega power plants (one coal and two
> gas).  So there is nothing that is indicating the air quality where the
> people live and near the plant.
> This could be a great little processor project if we can get the sensors.
> What parameters are available and from that we can define an APRS format.
> We can include radiation counts too...
> Bob, WB4APR
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