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aprs 4.0.0

Python Bindings for APRS.

Latest Version: 7.0.0

Includes Python module with bindings for APRS as well as aprs_tracker command-line APRS location tracking utility.


Example 1: APRS Tracker

The following example uses the aprs_tracker command to connect to APRS-IS as W2GMD and send a single-shot location frame using location data from my locally connected USB (or USB->Serial) GPS:

Example 1 Code

$ aprs_tracker -c W2GMD -p 12345 -s /dev/cu.usbmodem1a1211 -u 3 -d

Example 1 Output

2015-09-25 15:04:55,930 INFO aprs.classes.connect:63 - Connected to port=14580
2015-09-25 15:04:55,931 DEBUG aprs.cmd.tracker:113 - frame=W2GMD-3>APRS:!3745.78N/12225.14W>000/000/A=000175 APRS

See Also

See $ aprs_tracker -h for more information.

Example 2: Library Usage - Receive

The following example connects to APRS-IS as W2GMD (me!) and filters for APRS frames coming from my prefix (W2GMD, W2GMD-n, etc). Any frames returned are sent to my callback my_callback and printed.

Example 2 Code

import aprs

def my_callback(line):
    print line

a = aprs.APRS('W2GMD', '12345')

Example 2 Output


Example 3: Library Usage - Send

The following example connects to APRS-IS as W2GMD (me!) and sends an APRS frame.

Example 3 Code

import aprs

a = aprs.APRS('W2GMD', '12345')
a.send('W2GMD>APRS:>Hello World!')


Greg Albrecht W2GMD <>


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