[aprssig] Use of | in aprs packets
bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Feb 16 08:43:04 CST 2009
> In the APRS 101 spec it's stated the
> use of | isn't permitted in a number
> of packets,... because it is used as
> the TNC stream character. [but]
> Mic-E/Base-91 packets contain it...
Because Mic-E packets do not go into a TNC in terminal mode on the serial port whereas a | character generated in a client program may. And it would screw up the TNC.
Hope that helps
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