APRS


The aprs (Automatic Packet Reporting System) device tracker integration connects to the APRS-IS network for tracking amateur radio devices.

Configuration

To enable APRS tracking in Home Assistant, add the following section to configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
device_tracker:
  - platform: aprs
    username: FO0BAR
    callsigns:
      - 'XX0FOO*'
      - 'YY0BAR-1'

Configuration Variables

username

(string)(Required)Your callsign. This is used to connect to the host.

password

(string)(Optional)Your APRS password. This will verify the connection.

Default value: -1

callsigns

(list)(Required)A list of callsigns you wish to track. Wildcard `*` is allowed. Any callsigns that match will be added as devices.

host

(string)(Optional)The APRS server to connect to.

Default value: rotate.aprs2.net

timeout

(float)(Optional)The number of seconds to wait to connect to the APRS-IS network before giving up.

Default value: 30.0

Verified connections are only required to send data to the APRS-IS network, which the aprs platform does not yet do. However, you are free to verify your connection if you know your APRS password.