[aprssig] APRS: IoT via Ham Radio

Sterling Mann kawfey at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 11:24:04 EST 2019

On a related note, I’m working on an apartment building’s basement
temperature monitor that uses APRS because the area has no Wi-Fi, it’s in a
basement in an 8 story building (so i can’t beam Wi-Fi or zigbee or LoRA to
it effectively),  cell network access is present but an LTE module, SIM,
and service plan for even a few MB/month is extremely overpriced.
Meanwhile, there is a digipeater/iGate well within range that receives
packets from the location using my Baofeng UV-5R on low power.

I want to monitor the basement because I think it stays cold/warm enough
throughout the winter that it could be a good place to store my lagering

Arguably the CWOP weather stations dotted all over the country is a perfect
example of a constellation of sensors reporting their current weather
situation, routed to NWS and distributed to the public through a basic
GIS system.

What other applications (besides weather and beer temp monitoring) would
APRS IoT enable?

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 18:29 John Langner WB2OSZ <wb2osz at comcast.net>

> W2EV wrote:
> > Imagine having a constellation of sensors, reporting back "situational
> awareness"
> > data in real time.  Imagine a router to redirect the applicable data from
> the
> > APRS-IS to a command center where it can become simply another "layer"
> > in their realtime/situational GIS.
> Here are some thoughts about combining Ham Radio with IoT:
> https://github.com/wb2osz/hrot
> 73,
> John WB2OSZ
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