Can CalTopo display all APRS beacons which are actively broadcasting?

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Chris Kracht

13 May, 2020 02:26 PM


I am curious if CalTopo can show all of the active beacons on a map for a saved area. This would be similar to APRS.Fi meaning it would not be required to know specific callsigns in order for them to display on the map. I have tried to read the discussions in using APRS with SAR groups but what I have read to date shows creating locators for each callsign.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ben Lantow on 20 May, 2020 02:44 PM

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    Hi there,
    This was assigned to me but I was out for a long desert weekend. So sorry. No. We cannot display all APRS beacons in a geographic area. You need to explicitly include the APRS callsign for each call sign you want to include. We're actively developing this feature right now to allow you to save APRS locators as an object in the account instead of the map however which will make this easier.


  2. Ben Lantow closed this discussion on 20 May, 2020 02:44 PM.

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