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[aprssig] RE: [OZAPRS] Re: SSID's

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon Sep 20 20:27:08 UTC 2004


The problem with using SSIDs for this is that you never know for sure if
they mean anything.  What we need is a capabilities field that describes the
attributes of the station - mobile, message-capable, query-capable, and so
on.  At the least, that'd make it easy for all the clients to color-code or
otherwise annotate symbols appropriately, like APRSDOS does and Bob's always
reminding us.

Scott
N1VG
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <vk4tec at tech-software.net>; "TAPR APRS Mailing List"
<aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Cc: <ozaprs at marconi.ics.mq.edu.au>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 1:21 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] RE: [OZAPRS] Re: SSID's


> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Andrew Rich wrote:
> > My suggestion would be for my station
> >
> > VK4TEC (Home)
> > VK4TEC-3 (Digi)
> > VK4TEC-7 (IGATE)
> > VK4TEC-9 (Mobile TX only)
> > VK4TEC-10 (Mobile message capable)
>
> And since you did not use -2, or many others, why intentionally confuse
> everyone with a -7 I gate?  Just curious..
>
> bob





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