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[aprssig] Is the APRS Spec for APRS Data Type Identifier just randomly ignored? Should it be?

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Wed Aug 17 18:08:32 UTC 2005



On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 08:23:55 -0700 (PDT)
"Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com> wrote:

> 
> These two are being sent to BEACON, so are not APRS packets (unless
> you consider BEACON as an ALTNET).  The other possibility would have
> been a Mic-E formatted packet, but these are not.  These should be
> mostly ignored by APRS stations I believe.  This means they just
> clutter up the air a bit for no net gain.
> 

Curt, the APRS Spec includes BEACON as well as many other non AP* destinations. Further, the spec goes on to say "any other  destination NOT include in the generic ..." are ALTNET, 

Wouldn't this imply a BEACON destination is indeed an APRS packet?

 - jim




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