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.
This wiki is intended to be a living, user-supported documentation of the Xastir APRS client. In particular the Installation Notes, HowTos, and FAQ are probably the most useful. Subscribe to the mailing list (near the bottom of this page) for more detailed user support.
- Installation Notes (also see the "FAQ" above)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- XASTIR Manual
- Major Features
- Xastir Article in Linux Journal or a nicer formatted version: Xastir Article
- Related Links
- Category Index
- Popular Pages
Text docs distributed with Xastir
- README.CYGWIN (Newer Install Guide for Cygwin/Windows)
- README.win32 (Older Install Guide for Cygwin/Windows) Not recommended: Use VMWare image instead
- INSTALL (Install Guide for Linux/Unix/MacOSX)
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- XASTIR MAILING LISTS (Note: Free subscription required to post)
- Xastir Main Project page at SourceForge
- Reporting Bugs and Requesting New Features
- Where to Get Maps
- NOAA Shapefiles for weather alerts
APRS™ is a Trademark of Bob Bruninga
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