[aprssig] New experimental GMSK version of APRS Messenger (Second Try At Response)

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Aug 18 19:12:14 CDT 2010

   On 8/18/2010 4:53 PM, Bill V WA7NWP wrote:
>> I've just released an experimental version 2.71 of APRS Messenger.
>> It now has HF APRS over PSK-31, PSK-64, PSK-125, PSK-250, GMSK-31, GMSK-63,
>> GMSK-125 and GMSK-250 using the MMVARI sound card engine.

You are about *EIGHT* versions behind.     All the modes except PSK63 and 
GMSK-250 have been dropped in the current Ver 2.79 of this rapidly-evolving 
app.  Revised versions are coming out about 2 or 3 times a week.  Get the 
latest at:


> Getting close to installing APRS Messenger - maybe tonight.

Details on setup and use here:


> Next questions...
> Can the 'packets' generated by APRS Messenger be displayed with
> another PSK-64 application such as DM780 or FLdigi?

Yes, but you will also see "gibberish" packet checksums tacked onto each 

> Could somebody using one of those 'other' applications manually
> generate packets for APRS-Messenger?

No sort of...     APRS Messenger attaches packet-style checksums to the 
payload.  This allows Messenger at the receiving end to decide whether the 
incoming packet was received correctly, in order to pass the received packet to 
the Internet or an external IP-capable APRS client like APRSpoint or UI-View.

  "Mangled" or incomplete packets without checksums WILL appear in the local 
display (just as you see "garbage" and faded text in any PSK app), but they 
will not alarm the incoming message indicator, or pass to external apps.



Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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