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messages, any data that made it's way into the APRS-IS system.
 
messages, any data that made it's way into the APRS-IS system.
  
Probably the best known APRS database is [http://www.findu.com findu].
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Probably the best known APRS database is [http://www.findu.com findu.com].  A more
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complete list of useful database sites is below.
  
 
This aspect of APRS has become overwhelmingly popular.  People set up their
 
This aspect of APRS has become overwhelmingly popular.  People set up their
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A byproduct of the whole database and [[InternetSystem|APRS-IS]] thing is that  
 
A byproduct of the whole database and [[InternetSystem|APRS-IS]] thing is that  
 
[[AprsStation|APRS Station]] identifiers have to become more globally unique.
 
[[AprsStation|APRS Station]] identifiers have to become more globally unique.
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* [http://www.findu.com Findu.com]
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* [http://aprsworld.net Aprsworld.net]

Revision as of 14:05, 15 August 2007

APRS Databases

Generally speaking, APRS data in the RF environment is very short-lived.

Once gateways between local RF APRS activity and the internet APRS-IS were invented, interest arose in storing APRS data for later review. By storing the APRS packet data in a database things like tracking become more interesting.

Any internet user can do a search of the database to look at station position reports, messages, any data that made it's way into the APRS-IS system.

Probably the best known APRS database is findu.com. A more complete list of useful database sites is below.

This aspect of APRS has become overwhelmingly popular. People set up their station PATH so that their packets reach an I-Gate and make it into the findu database. This use has in many ways overshadowed the original purpose of APRS as a local, tactical, RF-based tool.

A byproduct of the whole database and APRS-IS thing is that APRS Station identifiers have to become more globally unique.

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