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[aprssig] Object Timestamps and 111111

Al Wolfe awolfe at Route24.net
Tue Dec 14 12:31:15 UTC 2010


    What about just turning off timestamps? It would make for shorter 
packets. About 80 to 90 percent of the timestamps that I see are wrong. It 
seems that most APRS users using timestamps don't know what day it is or 
haven't mastered GMT offsets.

    Can timestamps on tinytrak and wxtrak be turned off? They seem very 
seldom to be close to reality.

Al, K9SI


> Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:36:06 -0500
> From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Object Timestamps and 111111
>
> Ok, so that's where the 111111 came from.  Is it actually written down
> somewhere that new APRS implementations can learn about it?.
>
> What about the h format vs the z format, both of which seem to be valid
> according to aprs101.pdf?
>
> And what does the timestamp actually MEAN?  Is it simply a timestamp of
> the object's transmission?  a date/time that the object is particularly
> interested in?   an expiration time?
>
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
>




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