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[aprssig] Waypoint truncation

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Sun Feb 5 20:16:24 UTC 2006


Yeah, I understand how it works in the Kenwood.  I'm asking if people think
that's the best way to do it, or if there could be a better way.  Right now
I'm just truncating from the left:

http://n1vg.net/images/gps48-waypoints.gif

But I'm planning to drop dashes and truncate from the right.  I'm also
curious if the Kenwoods output any comment or symbol data in Magellan mode -
I haven't built a radio-to-PC cable for my D7 yet to check.  Gotta remember
to pick up a batch of those stereo 2.5mm connectors.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of A.J. 
> Farmer (AJ3U)
> Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:57 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Waypoint truncation
> 
> Hi Scott,
> 
> This is just a menu setting on the Kenwoods.  The default is 6
> characters.  All you have to do is to go into the D700 or D7 menu and
> change the setting from 6 characters to 9 characters.  That way it
> will send the entire callsign to the GPS.  I don't have the book in
> front of me right now or else I would give you the exact setting, but
> it is pretty easy to find.  Just look on the APRS menu.
> 
> --
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> SuitSat Audio Files Available at: http://www.aj3u.com
> 
> 
> On 2/5/06, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> > Scott
> > N1VG
> >
> >
> >
> >
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