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[aprssig] APRS Local Info

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jun 28 17:06:32 UTC 2007


> I was just wondering what the feeling was on 
> making aprs repeater objects compressed?  
> What about using the Radio Range instead of PHG?

We went through a long trial process to arrive at the present
recommendation as being the best compromise of installed
systems.

1) Uiview does not display PHG without ad-ons
2) Compressed OBJects do not display on the D700
3) 3rd party packets are ignored by the APRS-IS
4) We DO use radio range in the existing proposed format 

There were several other things that didn't work, on a variety
of different systems which is what drove the final
receommendation.

See the examples on the web page:

http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html

The line "T123 R45" means a PL tone of 123 and a range of 45
miles.  There are other options for off-set ranges so that you
can specify a range in the max direction and a separate range in
the minimum direction.





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