aprs (Automatic Packet Reporting System) device tracker integration connects to the APRS-IS network for tracking amateur radio devices.
To enable APRS tracking in Home Assistant, add the following section to
# Example configuration.yaml entry device_tracker: - platform: aprs username: FO0BAR # or FO0BAR-1 to FO0BAR-15 callsigns: - 'XX0FOO*' - 'YY0BAR-1'
Your callsign (or callsign-SSID combination). This is used to connect to the host. Note: Do not use the same callsign or callsign-SSID combination as a device you intend to track: the APRS-IS network will not route the packets to Home Assistant. This is a known limitation of APRS packet routing.
A list of callsigns you wish to track. Wildcard
* is allowed. Any callsigns that match will be added as devices.
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.