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[aprssig] SSID Question and Path Question

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Jan 1 01:36:56 UTC 2010

Short answer first:  SSID is no longer used to imply a symbol.  It is 
preferred that an explicit symbol be specified elsewhere in the packet.

That said, there's still a recommended set of usages, mostly for 
recognition, not for symbolization.  You can see several lists at:

http://www.wvraclub.org/aprs.htm  (40% down the page)


There was some recent discussion on this list about the addition of 
aprstt in -12, but I can't lay my eyes on that link just now.

Comments on the rest of your detailed questions will follow...  (if not 
by me, then by someone).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - NOT the expert, but learning myself

PS.  Any non-numeric -SSID is legal only on the APRS-IS (Internet) and 
will become third-party traffic if/when gated to RF.

Dave Sloan wrote:
> Hello all,
>    Hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and that Santa brought you
> everything you wanted. Please have a Happy and SAFE New Year!
>    I have not been active in APRS for a while. I was just checking on the
> internet and I see that the activity level of APRS has gone way up in the
> Colorado Springs area (for years I was the only mobile for a 20 to 25 mile
> area). Looking at the call signs I see that most of the stations are not
> using a SSDI for there home stations. The two questions I have are:
> Can someone either give me a URL with the current SSID uses?
> Can someone tell me what is wrong in the following paths? Or give me a URL
> that gives the current paths that are to be used?
> I see the following SSID's and paths:
> -7 with an icon that looks like a torch over a wire  path: >SYPSXV via
> No ssid and a WX symbol path: APRS via TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-2
> -P with a house icon path: APU25N via TCPIP*,qAC,T2APRSWST
> -9 with a truck icon path: DJATSY via
> -7 with an icon of a runner path: S9PTVS via N0PWZ,WIDE1,ALMGRE*,qAR,WB0BLV
> No ssid and a WX icon path: APU25N via TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS
> Note the following two ssid's are the same call sign
> -3 fire truck icon path: APU25N via TCPIP*,qAC,T2APRSWST
> -2 fire truck path: APU25N via TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS
> -B with a black disamond and a D inside of the diamond path: APJI23 via
> -1 with a blue octagon with a ? in it parth: APU25N via TCPIP*,qAC,T2MIDWEST
> No ssid black octagon with a 1 in it path:
> APU25N,WIDE2-1,qAR,WB0BLV:=/;.p{4%qw1 BAPRS Server {UIV32N}
> -10 Green circle with WX in it (this is from TN) path:
> APW251,KF4TNP-3*,WIDE3-1,qAR,K2HAL-1:=3555.15N\08504.48W_PHG5268/>>>
> Cumberland Plateau Crossville TN WX <<< -TNCUM-251-<630>
> *** shows distance from Cheyenne Mt., Colorado as 9.4 miles. Shows distance
> from Cookeville/Putnam Co EMA (TN) as 27.3 miles. There is NO way both of
> these are correct. How can this happen?
> Other paths that I see are:
> APN391,qAR,KA0SWT:!3846.33N110459.55W#PHG3830 WA6IFI W2,COn /A=012349
> APN383,qAR,WB0BLV:!3746.27N/10427.34W#PHG4665/W3,SSn SOLAR DIGI E OF
> I see that a lot of home stations are not using any SSID. I see where some
> are using -3, others are using -7, others are using -9 etc for their
> mobiles. Is there no longer an standardization for the use of SSID's?
> TNX & 73,
> Dave N0EOP
> 31033

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