[aprssig] EchoLink APRS-IS Ojbects Mothballed

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 23 17:39:06 CDT 2009

No one has implemented the Item-in-message, so until Kenwood or
Yaesu or Uiview or anyone else comes out with a new radio or
software with that feature, we cannot take advantage of its
benefits.  Sorry.  But at least we have it in line for the

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) [mailto:ldeffenb at homeside.to] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:38 PM
> To: bruninga at usna.edu; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] EchoLink APRS-IS Ojbects Mothballed
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
> >
> > This item-in-message has been on the requested-features list
> > APRS1.2 for about a year now..  It is the only reliable way
> > get a random remote OBJECT back through an Igate into a
> > area.  www.aprs.org/aprs12.html
> >   
> So Bob, you're tell me that if I end up doing an APRS message 
> queriable 
> EchoLink server and if I generate Item-In-Message format
responses, I 
> might be the first to actually use the feature?  Do you know
if the 
> D7/D700 (both doubtful) or D710 (maybe?) or any other APRS 
> client in the 
> world actually parses this correctly?  Any chance for an 
> Object-In-Message format using something other than the ) as 
> the leading 
> character?  That way I could continue to keep the ddhhmmz 
> timestamp of 
> last update from EchoLink in the object.
> I'm even willing to sacrifice putting the <location> string 
> at the end 
> of the message in order to make room for the {ack and message 
> prefixing 
> overhead!
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Still hoping to find a use for the code!

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