[aprssig] Digi callsigns

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 18 19:29:44 CST 2008

Can you post some sample packets with the exact data you are lookin at?  The digi(s) that heard a packet should be marked in the history of each station in your station list.  What software are you using as well?


--- On Tue, 12/16/08, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:

> From: Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Subject: [aprssig] Digi callsigns
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 3:11 PM
> Hello
> Can someone please explain to me.
> In the old days, you used to have a digi with a callsign
> and you could bounce off it.
> VK4TEC> APRS via VK4RBT-3* : Packet
> You knew which digi you had hit, and more importantly if
> you wanted to direct a packet only via that digi, you could.
> Sonce then we seem to have had aliasing added to APRS,
> example WIDE 
> VK4TEC> APRS via WIDE* : Packet
> In this case, which digi did it go via ?
> I thought the digi was supposed to callsign substitute.
> Even if this packet was to hit the internet, I have no idea
> via what digi it got there ?
> I have a friend that lives WEST of me, I know if i send a
> packet via a set path, my packet will make it to him.
> In this new brave world, it seems very hot and miss ??
> It is a pity our APRS networks can't "learn"
> where other nodes and stations are.
> Just a thought - coming from a mobile phone and RADAR
> background.
> Andrew
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