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[aprssig] Waypoint truncation

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Mon Feb 6 15:14:46 UTC 2006


Well, consider the "value" of the WB4 portion of Bob's callsign.... we
have a lot of KD4's down here... we even have a kd4htu and kd4htw down
here.  So if you have to left justification removes the redundant info
if you don't have room for the whole callsign.  It's really the best way
to go given the constraints.

Wes

Scott Miller wrote:
>>>>>scott at opentrac.org 02/05/06 3:16 PM >>>
>>>
>>>But I'm planning to drop dashes and truncate 
>>
>>>from the right. 
>>
>>You can't do that.  If you truncate from the right
>>then the GPS cannot distinguish WB4APR-1
>>from WB4APR-3 from WB4APR-7 from WB4APR-9.
> 
> 
> I mean preserving the rightmost characters.  WB4APR-9 becomes B4APR9.  Not
> pretty, but oh well...
> 
> I suppose you could also truncate the other way, but preserve the SSID.  So
> you'd get WB4AP9.  I'm not sure that's really an improvement, though.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
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