EOSS uses packet radio to transmit digital information from our payloads to the ground. In our "modern era" (Dec, 2005) we transmit several specific types of packet. Primarily we transmit a position packet in some valid form of APRS format used by EOSS. And we also transmit some telemetry which includes barometric pressure data used to calculate altitude (should APRS fail) and the temperatures inside and outside of the payload package. Other miscellaneous packet types (ID, BEACON, ETC.) will also be seen.
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Packet Radio Programs
These generic packet radio programs are available. They act solely as terminals and do not interpret data received.
I personally only use WinPacket so send along suggestions and I'll add them here.
APRS Packet Programs
Automated Position Reporting System (APRS) software will receive and decode APRS data transmitted via packet radio. Depending on the program it will display this data in a variety of different ways. Most commonly, on a map.
No reviews of these programs will be posted here. Ask your APRS initiated friends what they use to get an idea of which of these programs might be best for you. APRS may be difficult for some to master, initially. Help from a friend may be useful. But, it isn't too difficult and if you persevere you'll eventually get everything set up correctly.
Send in your favorite APRS program link and I'll add it.