Wednesday, January 06, 2010
APRS-IS for Windows by Lynn, KJ4ERJ
Thanks to Julian, G4ILO (who, by the way has a really excellent blog over at http://www.g4ilo.com/blog.html I was reading about APRS-IS for Windows written by Lynn Deffenbaugh, KJ4ERJ.
Lynn has ported the code that he wrote for a Windows Mobile client to the Windows platform for a really useful APRS desktop client. To get the software, which is free you need to join the APRSISCE32 Yahoo group. The software is a work in progress, but it's good enough for me!
Installation is straightforward, though if you (like me) have a habit of not reading instructions, bear in mind that you enter your callsign, centre the map on your location and then exit the program to save the settings! I didn't and wondered why I was getting NOCALL as my station callsign.
It's a nice APRS desktop client and seems to work well. If you have a Windows Mobile/CE device then it will be worth trying that software out too!
Posted by Tim at 5:37 PM