WA8LMF Mirror of WB4APR Website - 21 July 2008 APRS DISPLAY OF ACARS



DATE: 1996 time frame!... This screen showed the LIVE positions of commercial aircraft being monitored on the national ACARS frequency of 131.55 MHz. We were using a VHF scanner and a DSP-12 packet TNC for the ACARS decoding and then converting those packets to APRS format for display here. At the altitude of most aircraft, notice that we could hear out 200 miles in all directions.

javAPRS Commands (Case Insensitive)
U or D
zooms up/down (you may also use PGup/dn)
L, S, or M
List stations, Show Status or Messages to Java console
CTRL or ALT-click
Centers or Zooms map on clicked location
Arrow keys
scrolls map

We did nothing more with this project. The DSP-12 TNC was very expensive $800 and is no longer available. Since very few people used this TNC, we abandoned this approach.

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WA8LMF Mirror of WB4APR Website - 21 July 2008