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[aprssig] SSID for RF only Station with backup power

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:57:20 UTC 2007


Thanks for the comments...

The problem with the tags in the comment fields is that it doesn't
allow selecting stations on an APRS map.  Hmmm - given that it looks
like the only real options is a station icon since most applications
don't allow selecting displays by SSID but do by icon.

By RF only I just mean that my station won't have an Internet
connection.  It will still depend on the local, and not so local,
Igates for extended connectivity.

73
Bill - WA7NWP


On 4/9/07, John Habbinga <kc5zrq at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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