Welcome to this APRS tracking website! Our goal is to bring you a fast and easy-to-use map with APRS data from APRS-IS, CWOP-IS, OGN or some other APRS data sourcei (depending on how this specific website is configured). We give you fast map updates and nice looking APRS symbols!
This website is based on the APRS Track Direct tools. Read more about APRS Track Direct here or go directly to GitHub. In addition to a map with fast APRS data updates, APRS Track direct also provides related functions such as Latest heard and Station search etc.
What is APRS?
APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) is a digital communications system that uses packet radio to send real time tactical information (on amateur radio frequencies). The APRS network is used by ham radio operators all over the world. Information shared over the APRS network is for example coordinates, altitude, speed, heading, text messages, alerts, announcements, bulletins and weather data. APRS has been developed by Bob Bruninga, callsign WB4APR. More information about APRS can be found at www.aprs.org or at wikipedia.
But as you probably already understood, the APRS specification is not only used by ham radio operators, but also for several other areas of use, such as e.g. for CWOP and OGN data.
What is CWOP?
The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a network of privately owned weather stations all over the world.
The CWOP network was originally started by amateur radio operators. Amateur radio operators still send weather data via the APRS network, but a large proportion are sent today via the Internet (through the CWOP network) from other private individuals. This website shows all weather stations that send it's data trought the CWOP network
You can find more information about CWOP at Wikipedia