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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
Thu Aug 18 15:56:18 UTC 2005


The reason I asked this, is that destination=BEACON is explicitly included in the APRS spec, hence, it's not correct to say a destination=BEACON packet is NOT an APRS packet.

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 11:48:45 -0400
Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

> 
> On Aug 18, 2005, at 11:40 AM, James Washer wrote:
> 
> > What do you mean by a "BEACON packet below?
> >
> 
> BEACON packets are what are used in non-APRS packet networks to  
> announce presence. Often, but not always, they have a destination of  
> BEACON. They are the reason TNCs have a beacon parameter in the first  
> place!
> 
> Steve K4HG
> 
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