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 a Glider?
A sailplane or a glider is an aircraft, they are aerodynamically streamlined and are capable of gaining altitude when flown in rising air. Most gliders do not have an engine, although motor-gliders have small engines for extending their flight or to take off.
Most gliders uses FLARM, which is a traffic awareness and collision avoidance technology. FLARM is mainly utilized in gliders, however other small aircrafts such as helicopters, light aircrafts, and UAVs are more and more often equipped with it.
Open Glider Network
The OGN community project maintains a unified tracking platform for gliders and other GA aircraft. Currently OGN focuses on tracking aircraft equipped with FLARM, FLARM-compatible devices or OGN tracker. All tracking-data published on this website is received from the OGN network