[aprssig] Waypoint truncation
scott at opentrac.org
Sun Feb 5 13:53:39 CST 2006
What does everyone think of the waypoint name truncation as practiced by the
Kenwoods? Their method of handling names greater than 6 characters (or
whatever the limit is set to) is to use only the rightmost n characters. So
KB6YUO-15 becomes YUO-15, and N1VG-11 becomes 1VG-11.
I guess the scheme makes sense, because at least you're not likely to
overwrite a -1 station with a -15 and vice versa. For my new tracker I'm
considering adding the extra step of removing the '-' if the name won't fit.
That way, N1VG-11 would become N1VG11. KB6YUO-15 still wouldn't fit, but
you'd still get an extra character, as 6YUO15.
Any suggestions for other ways to handle long names? And do any receivers
support between 6 and 9 characters? All of the units I've tested have
either supported only 6, or 9 or more. Also, is anyone using a Kenwood in
Magellan output mode?
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