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

A.J. Farmer ajfarmer at spenet.com
Mon Sep 20 18:38:24 CDT 2004

In the 802.11 "Wi-Fi" world, SSID stands for  "service set identifier".  It
is used to distinguish between wireless networks.  I assume the acronym is
the same for APRS/Packet and it distiguishes between nodes with the same
callsign.  This way you can operate more than one station (node) on the APRS
network under the same callsign while still keeping them unique.


From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Steven Eizenberg
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 7:20 PM
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] RE: [OZAPRS] Re: SSID's

 What does "SSID's" stand for?    What does it do?
Steven Eizenberg
>From the Amateur radio Station of KC7BYP
QTH  Pasco,   Wa
kc7byp at nwinfo.net 
-------Original Message-------
From: TAPR APRS Mailing List <mailto:aprssig at lists.tapr.org> 
Date: 09/20/04 15:40:42
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <mailto:aprssig at lists.tapr.org> 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] RE: [OZAPRS] Re: SSID's
The thing about using SSIDs is that you never know if they actually mean
anything, so it's still a guessing game.  I say just use them as secondary
station identifiers and carry other information elsewhere.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Mullikin" <w8ehh at CFL.RR.COM>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] RE: [OZAPRS] Re: SSID's
> I also believe that we need a standard for the SSID's what ever it may
> be.  I know there are a number of stations out there that support many
> digi's with there calls on them. so there will be stations using ssid's
> that dont conform but most will have the proper icon with them.  so if we
> set up  2 ssids for mobile use 1 for TX and 1 for RX  then we will know
> could or could not accept a message.
> My thoughts
> Mike
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