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[aprssig] Re: APRS SSn-N Spec.

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Nov 29 23:10:36 UTC 2007


> In the German APRS-Forum (http://www.amateurfunk.de/aprs/forum/) we are 
> currently discussing this issue.
> To achieve a unique structure for SSn-N, we could use the country codes 
> defined in ISO 3166-1 and the subdivision codes defined in ISO 3166-2 
> (http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/background_on_iso_3166/iso_3166-2.htm). 

Considering the size of some countries in Europe, is it even worth using 
the subdivisions?  San Bernardino County is larger than Switzerland, and 
it doesn't rate its own SSn-N designator.  California is larger than 
Germany and has (I think) two designators, mostly due to how long the 
state is in the N/S direction.

Scott
N1VG





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