[aprssig] Object Timestamps and 111111

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sun Dec 12 16:05:18 CST 2010

Bob WB4APR wrote...

> Its a crutch for UI-View that cannot be fixed. We needed a
> NULL value for the date/time stamp for objects that are either
> permanent or the source has no clock.  We tried 000000z, but
> UI-View then completely ignores the object. Not good.

It's funny how these myths get started. UI-View does NOT ignore
an object if the time is "      z" (6 spaces) or "       " (7 spaces) or
"000000Z" or "111111z" or "111111h". They work just fine.

> So, the only thing we can do is come up with another value.
> We chose 111111z as an easy to recognize null value.

As mentioned above, 111111z works just fine in UI-View.

If you have an example of an object that UI-View ignores, I would be
happy to look at it and test it for you in UI-View 2.03.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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