Ham::APRS::FAP ============== FAP - Finnish APRS Parser (Fabulous APRS Parser) This module is a fairly complete APRS parser implemented in pure Perl. It parses normal, mic-e and compressed location packets, NMEA location packets, objects, items, messages, telemetry and most weather packets. It is stable and fast enough to parse the APRS-IS stream in real time. Unless a debugging mode is enabled, all errors and warnings are reported through the API (as opposed to printing on STDERR or STDOUT), so that they can be reported nicely on the user interface of an application. This parser is not known to crash on invalid packets. It is used to power the http://aprs.fi/ web site. APRS features specifically NOT handled by this module: - special objects (area, signpost, etc) - network tunneling/third party packets - direction finding - station capability queries - status reports (partially) - user defined data formats This module is based (on those parts that are implemented) on APRS specification 1.0.1. INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install DEPENDENCIES This module requires a reasonably recent Date::Calc module. DOCUMENTATION This module is documented in perldoc format - see 'perldoc Ham::APRS::FAP' (after installing) or 'perldoc /path/to/FAP.pm' (before installing). THINGS TO DO - Adding more tests - Implement more of the missing features - Implement some more packet construction methods, passing data in a hash instead of a long list of parameters SEE ALSO http://pakettiradio.net/libfap/ - C library port of Ham::APRS::FAP http://github.com/kd7lxl/python-libfap - Python bindings for libfap COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Tapio Sokura Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Heikki Hannikainen This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.