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[aprssig] State Abbreviations for SSn-N rouiting...

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Feb 17 22:18:30 UTC 2005


>>> "Andrew Rich" <vk4tec at tech-software.net> 2/17/05 2:56:23 PM >>>
>The USA is not the only country !

Yes, "state" in this case means a place with borders.
Europe has lots of "states" also, but over there
they call them countries..  I assume they also have
things like our ARRL sections too.  In our big
states, we break the SSn-N down into those
sections for communications purposes..

de Wb4APR< Bob



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
Sent: Friday, 18 February 2005 04:17
To: tim_cunningham at mindspring.com 
Cc: aprssig at lists.tapr.org 
Subject: [aprssig] State Abbreviations for SSn-N rouiting...


Tim,

There is no need to limit it to two bytes.
ALA is just fine.  It can be WVA or
FLA.  Doesnt matter,  Just whatever
the state wants to use...  I only used SSn-N
in my docs as a convenience...

It does not make the packet any bigger, since
its a fixed 7 byte field anyway...

So, no, if you already  have ALA in place,
please leave it.  But if new states do stick with the
2 byte version of SSn-N then it will be easiler
for visitors to "guess" correctly without having
to look first...

thanks

Bob


>>> "Tim Cunningham" <tim_cunningham at mindspring.com> 2/17/05 10:07:03
AM >>>
Bob,

I do not see that behavior with UIDIGI on this end. We have
7 of them in earshot of each other here with no other types
to mess up the process. I do not see that behavior here in a 
pure UIDIGI environment.

Our challenge has been dealing with the new paradigm SSn-n
changes. A few years ago when we did this we used ALA
for the UIFLOOD call and moved WIDE to the UITRACE call.
I had initially started to use AL and you suggested ALA. So, we 
went with ALA. As you can tell where I am going with this 
dialog it has added some complication to make the change since 
everybody who used ALAn-n burned their EPROM's, PIC's, 
and weather stations with ALAn-n. Now the SSn-n suggesting 
we use AL is a problem. We will deal with that one when we 
see the cost impact for the users that adopted ALAn-n.


73's

Tim - N8DEU




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:43 AM
Subject: [aprssig] UIDIGI ROM TESTING NEEDED:


> Whats with the UIDIG ROM?
> 
> I sent out a TRACE2-2 packet  and the W3GXT-2 
> digi using UUIDIGI ROM digipeated it 3 times from 
> each of the other 3 digis that heard the original..  
> It did NOT do dupe elimination as it should...
> 
> Is this a fault of the UIDIGI firmware, or is this a local
> setting that is incorrect?  
> 
> de Wb4APR, Bob
> 
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