|APRSD.CONF(5)||File Formats Manual||APRSD.CONF(5)|
Automatic Packet Reporting System daemon configuration
The aprsd(8) daemon implements an Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) tracker and digipeater.
aprsd.conf config file is divided into
the following main sections:
The current line can be extended over multiple lines using a backslash (‘\’). Comments can be put anywhere in the file using a hash mark (‘#’), and extend to the end of the current line. Care should be taken when commenting out multi-line text: the comment is effective until the end of the entire block.
Argument names not beginning with a letter, digit, or underscore must be quoted.
Macros can be defined that will later be expanded in context.
Macro names must start with a letter, digit, or underscore, and may contain
any of those characters. Macro names may not be reserved words (for example,
longitude). Macros are not expanded inside
gps="nmea0" beacon position sensor $gps
These define beacons to be transmitted periodically by aprsd(8).
Register a position beacon to be transmitted every
interval seconds using either the GPS location
given by sensor or the fixed
latitude and longitude.
Fixed positions (latitude and
longitude) are given in microdegrees. To convert
degrees to microdegrees simply multiply by 10^6. The number must be
positive. To indicate a negative latitude or longitude, use the
no-timestamp option is given
then the beacon will use the format that does not contain a timestamp,
which can be useful for machines that do not have a real-time clock. The
comment can be set as a free-text field to be included in the position
Register an object beacon. Most of the modifiers for an object beacon behave in the same way as for a position beacon.
Every object beacon must have a name, which must be no more than 6 characters and contain only letters and numbers. The comment can be set as a free-text field to be included in the object position report.
aprsd.conf file format first appeared
in HamBSD XXX.
|October 18, 2019||HamBSD-current|