We’re now a full featured Grid tracker and Log viewer with the addition of CQ/ITU/WAC/WAS overlays. A lot of improvements to message handling and DXCC detection make for a more useful tool.
Henry(N2VFL) is working his tail off trying to get the documentation up to date (I have been moving too fast for him to keep up). We are anxiously waiting for him to go take his General exam as well!
We have put our house up for sale here in the Denver area and looking forward to our move to Oregon. I am putting development on hold until we get out there. If there are any pressing issues they will be addressed, just no new features for a couple months.
Thank you all for the kind messages and sharing your status online, it’s been fascinating to see all the new GT Flags show up on the map.
We’re a little over 4 months into the project and I think we’ve made some serious progress.
As always we welcome new ideas and suggestions for improvements.
Meet us on our Discord server!
-Stephen ‘Tag’ Loomis / N0TTL
Today’s release, March 30th; includes the ability to share your On-Air status with other GridTracker users.
If you opt-in, by navigating to Settings and selecting the “Share On-Air Status?” button.
GridTracker will report every 5 minutes minutes your Callsign, Gridsquare, Frequency and Mode back to https://tagloomis.com/
On the Menu is an option to “View GridTracker Users”, if you toggle it you will see all the stations that have chosen to share their On-Air status.
The data is refreshed every 5 minutes.
The information is only used for GridTracker, we will not *ever* sell, loan or give the data to a 3rd party. (we’re not Facebook)
If you do not want to share your On-Air status, simply leave the button unchecked.
You will still be able to view those that do.
I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I gave it a quick check and sure enough…
On the Pi3 with the latest Raspian image , GridTracker is functional!
MP3 based audio alerts are working!
Text-to-speech is not working as of now, I will be adding support for ‘festival’ tts engine soon
If you have experience with Binary RPM and Debian package making for Linux, please reach out to me.
I want to provide a better install experience for Linux and I just haven’t got the Linux chops yet to get it configured or installed perfectly.
-Stephen / N0TTL
A lot less painful than I thought.
The Mac build 1.18.0315 is here!
If you have Gatekeeper enabled you will need to specifically allow GridTracker to run in System Preferences -> Security