To assist Net Control Station (NCS) operation in a severe weather event, a script was written that will plot APRS users in GRLevel3. This is open to all radio amateurs operating with Denton County.
Spotters: Please add “!DCARES” to the comment text. “!SN!DCARES” will also work for those involved in Spotter Network. “!SN!” is not required for Denton County ARES.
There are two GRLevel3 placefiles available to use: filtered and unfiltered.
If you wish to change the text color as it appears in GRLevel3, add the variables r, g, and b to the URL (as seen below). These variables associate with red, green, and blue respectively. The valid ranges are 0-255. With no variables specified, it will default to white.
…/aprs_placefile.php?filter=xyz&r=128&g=128&b=128 [this works for both filtered and unfiltered]
Unfortunately, I’m not going to publish this URL for all to use. If you’re an NCS and would like access to this URL, send me an email and I’ll pass it along.
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