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[aprssig] FW: APRS server data corruption

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Sun Apr 17 20:26:53 UTC 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...

Steve K4HG





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