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[aprssig] SSID for RF only Station with backup power

John Habbinga kc5zrq at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:35:19 UTC 2007


Probably the best way to differentiate these stations is in the comments 
field.  I like using abbreviations to identify the capabilities of my 
station.  For example, I have an APRS station setup in a tall building 
downtown.  It works as a digipeater and an Internet gateway.  My comments 
sections says, "PHG8430 IG,W2,WTXn LUBBOCK."  The PHG figure describes its 
RF capabilities.  IG indicates that it is an Internet Gateway.  W2 means 
that it supports paths of WIDE2-2 or less.  WTXn means that it fully 
supports SSn-N paths contained to the ARRL West Texas Section.

Having a PHG figure in your comment is the best way to indicate that you are 
on RF.  I guess that if you are preventing your station from being gated to 
the Internet by using RFONLY in your path setting, then you could put RFONLY 
in your comment to reflect this condition.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Vodall WA7NWP" <wa7nwp at gmail.com>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 11:32 AM
Subject: [aprssig] SSID for RF only Station with backup power


> I'm very close to bringing on line a full time RF only APRS station
> with indefinite backup power.   It's my belief that a station like
> this is getting back to the core essence of what APRS (and Amateur
> Radio) is all about.  As such, I think it would be valuable to
> differentiate these stations either with a unique SSID or map symbol
> ... or both.
>
> Suggestions or thoughts?
>
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP
>
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