[aprssig] APRS: IoT via Ham Radio

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Nov 20 11:30:06 EST 2019

I’d like to see radiation monitors and water gauges…

*From:* aprssig <aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org> *On Behalf Of *Sterling
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:24 AM
*To:* John Langner WB2OSZ <wb2osz at comcast.net>
*Cc:* aprssig at lists.tapr.org
*Subject:* Re: [aprssig] APRS: IoT via Ham Radio

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
> data in real time.  Imagine a router to redirect the applicable data from
> 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:


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