These Servers Were Designed To Provide Real Time APRS Location And Tracking Data
For A Variety Of Programs Used On This Website And At The Local Shack. They Are Still A Work In
K6IB APRS Database Servers
Server System Description
Servers 1 and 2 are TYAN Pentium IV 2.8 Ghz servers runnning Centos 5.2 Linux. Server 3 is a
Pentium III 966 Mhz computer runnning Fedora Core 3 Linux. The IGATE and APRS packet parsing
functions are performed using a custom Perl program, IBaprs 2.0.0, with the database functions being handled with
Geographic Area Covered
At this time all three servers are processing World Wide APRS data. City Location and Zip Code data
are only available for stations located within the United States.
The database maintains the last 100 packets received from all stations except weather stations.
APRS Data Processed
While packet data and location from all reporting APRS stations is stored and available in the
database, only position, tracking and IRLP object data is processed at this time. Weather and
Message information is currently not processed.
U.S. Cities Database
The servers maintain a database of the location of over 24,000 cities and 34,000 Zip Codes in the
U.S. for use in location applications.