[aprssig] FW: APRS server data corruption
steve at dimse.com
Sun Apr 17 15:26:53 CDT 2005
On Apr 17, 2005, at 4:14 PM, Andrew Rich wrote:
> Now I understand. Something is modifying the APRS pos report.
> APRSD was in the chain.
Has it been a year already ;-)
This comes up every year or so. Short answer, all IGate programs at one
point in time converted Mic-E reports into "normal" APRS reports, and
there were problems in the way this was coded. (The conversion was done
because of the erroneous belief that something in the APRS IS was
eating non-printing chars, when it turned out the problem was actually
an incorrect tnc setting.) This conversion has been discouraged for
many years, but is still seen at times in people running old software.
It is not specific to aprsd.
If you want the long answer, go dig into the aprs sig archives...
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