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"Activity in NE US, on county boundary vector map, with temp"
Activity in NE US, on county boundary vector map, with temp
"Activity in NE US, with vector and DRG map layers"
Activity in NE US, with vector and DRG map layers
"ICS and SAR Objects on air photo with contour lines from DRG"
ICS and SAR Objects on air photo with contour lines from DRG
"Weather station and mobile station on a DRG topographic map"
Weather station and mobile station on a DRG topographic map


Xastir APRS Program

Note: CLICK HERE to switch to encrypted connection (SSL).

Latest: We switched from SourceForge/CVS to GitHub/Git July 7, 2016. Please adjust commands/scripts accordingly.

Xastir provides mapping, tracking, messaging, weather, weather alerts, and Search & Rescue features over radio or internet and runs on a variety of platforms. Xastir is an open source software project maintained by Developers and Contributors from all over the globe, provided free under the GNU General Public License. From its early beginnings, Xastir has evolved into a very robust client with a rich feature set that rivals other APRS clients.

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) (also known as "Automatic Position Reporting System") is an amateur radio based digital communication system for real-time exchange of digital information to users on the network. APRS was originally developed by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR more than 20 years ago. It has since evolved into a robust system of interconnected networks. Xastir is a computer application that provides client access to this network using the APRS protocol.

Software

See "Installation Notes" for your particular operating system in the Documentation section below.

Source code is available via Git. This is the guaranteed method of getting an up-to-date version and being able to keep it up-to-date!

Get a pre-compiled package from your favorite Linux distribution. Sometimes you need to add a "ham" or "hamradio" repository first. NOTE: These binary packages sometimes lag YEARS behind the source-code versions. Your best best is to install Xastir from sources.

Documentation

This wiki is intended to be a living, user-supported documentation of the Xastir APRS client. The Installation Notes, HowTos, and FAQ are probably the most useful. Subscribe to one or both of the XASTIR MAILING LISTS for more detailed user support.

Resources


APRS™ is a Trademark of Bob Bruninga

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