[aprssig] Is the APRS Spec for APRS Data Type Identifier just randomly ignored? Should it be?
washer at trlp.com
Wed Aug 17 13:08:32 CDT 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?
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