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[aprssig] EchoLink APRS-IS Ojbects Mothballed

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Jul 23 22:51:10 UTC 2009


Actually, if you look at the format of the object, it's pretty humanly 
readable as a message, so I think I'll still use it in the response 
message if/when I build an EchoLink query server.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> TOP POST:
> 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
> future... 
>
>   
>> -----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
>>>       
> of
>   
>>> APRS1.2 for about a year now..  It is the only reliable way
>>>       
> to
>   
>>> get a random remote OBJECT back through an Igate into a
>>>       
> specific
>   
>>> 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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