QTH.app version 0.7.2 released
In amateur radio, the “QTH” Q-code means “What is your position?” when used as a question or “My position is…” when used as a statement. The Automatic Packet Reporting System® is a common avenue that amateur radio operators communicate their positions, among other useful information.
QTH.app is an APRS® client application exclusively for the macOS platform. It connects to the APRS network via radio or Internet to help operators receive, transmit, and visualize information being shared over APRS.
- Easy map navigation
- Supports connecting via:
- Audio Modem – Use the internal Mac sound card
- Serial KISS TNC
- Special support for Mobilinkd Bluetooth TNCs
- AGWPE – exists, but buggy
- GPS Connections
- Bluetooth GPS
- Uses macOS Location Services in the absence of a GPS
- Support for drawing APRS shapes directly on the map
- Mapping APRS position reports, objects, etc
- APRS symbols
- Graphical display of speed and direction
- Tactical callsigns
- Station paths, including dead reckoning
- Telemetry graphs
- APRS timeline
- Go back in time and see where things were at a certain time
- Special weather station display, including wind barbs and temperature colors
- Location beaconing
- Instant Messaging
- Store favorite ham radio contacts in the Apple Contacts
- Integrated with macOS notification center
- Custom matching rules
- Logs packets to database
- Comprehensive help system
- Offline maps
- Other types of maps, topographical, OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMaps, etc
- Map grids USNG/MGRS, Maidenhead
- APRS Queries
- Simple digipeater support
- Multilingual support – Supports English now. French later. Other languages as I have help.
- Spoken voice alerts
- Rig control for tuning to frequency objects
- Local data sharing with other QTH instances on LAN – Intended for operations rooms
- Search and Rescue features
- External API for integrations
WHAT IT WON’T DO
- Collect data from weather stations. Check out WeeWX for this.
Browse the Help Book Online
QTH.app follows a “freemium” pricing model. QTH.app is free to receive APRS traffic. The transmit functions require a software license. This serves a couple purposes: It allows verification that the person transmitting holds a valid amateur radio callsign and it puts a few dollars in my pocket.
If you would like to purchase a license, please visit the store: QTH.app License
- Fixed issue where digipeated/igated packets were losing their ‘repeated’ flag when copied, causing QTH to think the packets were originating locally. This bug was introduced in 0.7.0.
- Fixed Mic-E longitude encoding bug for stations in +/- 9..<10 degree range
- Clicking on errors in notification center will now open the log file automatically