I have an old PK-232 packet TNC which is spitting out APRS data from 144.390 to the serial port. I have confirmed this with minicom and see all sorts of data with lat long etc.

I would like to view this on a map. I have centos 5 linux.

Are there any linux APRS clients that will take data from the serial port, and put it on a map or something?


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Xastir is most likely what you want. http://xastir.org/index.php/Major_Features#SUPPORTED_TNC.27s:_DARN_NEAR_EVERYTHING.21

YACC - Yet Another APRS Client is also a newer choice. I have not personally tried it. http://www.ka2ddo.org/ka2ddo/YAAC.html


You could use Aprx or Direwolf and configure the client as a Receive-only iGate. You can then assist in sending some directly received data to APRS-IS (the Internet side of APRS) and see the data appear on sites like www.aprs.fi

You will need a password to be able to log to aprsis but this is trivial once you have a callsign and google for aprs password calculator.


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