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[aprssig] who hears my station - now reading raw data

Curt Mills archer at eskimo.com
Sat Dec 24 18:56:08 UTC 2005


On Sat, 24 Dec 2005, VE7GDH wrote:

> Some showed up as a "red dot" instead of the "yacht" symbol. I'm not sure
> why that happened. Your position showed as 38º 59.26N 76º 17.06W and in a
> small bay just south of Mariners Way, so the yacht symbol seemed reasonable.

Most likely because there were some non-printable ASCII symbols in
the Mic-E encoded packet, so they didn't display and you couldn't
copy them to your log.   Mic-E format allows use of 3 or 4
non-printable ASCII symbols.

Some trackers allow you to avoid using the non-printable ASCII
symbols.  The price you pay is reduced position/speed/course
accuracy in some cases.

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