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[aprssig] Valid destination address in APRS packets?

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Tue Aug 16 20:35:33 UTC 2005



On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:19:54 -0700 (PDT)
"Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com> wrote:

> 
> It is considered an ALTNET address because it doesn't start with
> "AP", therefore most of the clients will simply ignore the packets
> unless they are set to the same ALTNET address, in this case
> "WIDE5-5".
> 

Aha.. I hadn't considered the ALTNET feature..   Per the spec, it WOULD be an ALTNET. The fact that these are ending up on APRS-IS leaves me believing that 'some' clients are not ALTNET aware (surprise surprise)
 - jim KG7HH





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