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XASTIR (X Amateur Station Tracking and Information Reporting) is a software client which uses amateur radio's APRS protocol. XASTIR provides messaging and realtime tracking of stations using map plotting via radio and Internet data streams.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Oct 2008 17:05

    Release Notes: Updates for current package sets on various OS releases.

    •  04 Nov 2006 09:56

      Release Notes: This maintenance release addressed a number of memory allocation issues. WX messages are now stored in the correct format. Several user interface changes were made. Message formating for HamHUD was added. Several additional command line options were added.

      •  20 Jun 2006 20:25

        Release Notes: Killer packet fixes. Many make/compiler tweaks. Support for LaCrosse weather stations. A user-selectable font for the map border. Latitude/longitude labels along the map border. Code for the special case of text rotated 90 degrees to make it more readable. UTM fixes. Many bugfixes.

        •  18 Sep 2004 20:12

          Release Notes: Many improvements were made in map handling and display. Memory usage was improved. Support for OSX and Win32 via Cygwin was improved. Support for voice and sound via Festival interface was improved.

          •  03 Feb 2004 03:27

            Release Notes: Even more map formats were added. Support for Windows (Cygwin) and Mac OS X was improved. Minor tweaks, fixes, and improvements were made to the user interface. GDAL support was added.

            Recent comments

            16 Jun 2003 20:52 kc7zru

            V 1.2.0 released
            Please know: That on 13 June, xastir 1.2.0 - stable was released.

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            13 Feb 2002 04:57 derrickbra

            a very useful application
            It's very good for its intended purpose, however I cheated, made a few local patches and use it to do GPS tracking when I'm in the car! Once modified to do tracking from the gpsd-attached receiver, and with some timeouts lowered more than would be reasonable for APRS tracking, it does a fine job of it too.


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