[aprssig] Open Source/Commercial Use acceptable APRS Alternative?

John Gorkos jgorkos at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 19:39:07 EDT 2023

THAT'S what I was looking for.  Thank you, Stephen.

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On 8/7/23 09:58, Stephen H Smith via aprssig wrote:
> On 8/7/2023 8:33 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> John Gorkos<jgorkos at gmail.com>  writes:
>>> In the deep corners of my brain, I recall there was an alternate
>>> protocol written Once Upon A Time that supported location
>>> tracking/telemetry/messaging over AX.25, but was NOT APRS and not
>>> limited to non-commercial use.  Does anyone have the name and/or links
>>> to something like that?  I'm working with a non-profit for event asset
>>> tracking, and I don't want to cross any lines.  We're using LoRa for
>>> short- to mid-range vehicle/personnel tracking and I'd rather not
>>> reinvent wheels.
> You may be thinking of Scott Miller N1VG's  (of Argent Data and 
> OpenTracker fame)   OpenTRAC   protocol. It was proposed as an 
> alternative to the increasingly kludged APRS protocol.  It was 
> intensively discussed on this list in the 2003-2004 time frame, but 
> apparently went nowhere.   It's website still exists at:
> <http://opentrac.org/>
> but there appears to have been no activity for nearly 20 years.     A 
> standards document IS on the web site that you might find useful as a 
> starting point for your project.
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