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[aprssig] A New "Space" Trend ?

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Sat Feb 7 00:19:02 UTC 2009


If you look at the packets, you will find that "stations" in question are actually objects (in your example, probably sent by NT5RN-S).  There is no requirement about SSIDs or other format requirements in the specification regarding object names.  APRS-IS has allowed non-numeric SSIDs (like the -B, -C, and -S in this example) for station callsign-SSIDs and the Kenwood radios see both of these just fine.

As pointed out in another reply, these objects are generated by software on the D-STAR gateways and provide similar information to what the repeater, IRLP, Winlink, and Echolink objects provide.  The NT5RN-B and NT5RN-C are D-PRS IGates also running on the NT5RN D-STAR gateway.

73,

Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net



> -----Original Message-----
> From: KB5ILY - Travis W. Burton
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 5:00 PM
> 
> Maybe I haven't noticed it in the past, but I have noticed several new
> stations
> inserting a space between CALL and an SSID.  Plus the SSID is one or
> two
> letters rather than numbers.  Only one example of this in my stations
> list
> would be:
> NT5RN A
> NT5RN B
> NT5RN C
> NT5RN AB
> NT5RN-B
> NT5RN-C
> 
> Is space a valid character per the spec ?



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