There do not appear to be many APRS programs to choose from in the Ubuntu sources. XASTIR does not really meet my needs so an in depth appraisal will be a while coming.
- Works once you’ve turned off all appearance enhancements. Recompile fixes this.
- No direct soundcard support – needs TNC or TCP/IP link to a Windows machine running AGWPE
I received the following information through the site contact form. I have not further investigated XASTIR myself but this will doubtless be useful to anyone considering it…
Xastir does work from Soundcard. Use Soundmodem. Also is way better than AGWPE, no need to network anything. Soundmodem, once set up, shows up as a Networking Device in Linux. Works just like a Serial connected TNC. KISS or otherwise. Xastir is also more stable than AGWTracker. When you install Xastir and configure it properly it always does what you expect it to unlike AGWPE/AGWTracker.
73 KD8BOW Brian