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[aprssig] Group Message Codes

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sun Jan 24 02:17:34 UTC 2010


Bob Bruninga wrote:
> The kewnnod radios for example are pre-loaded with some generic default MSG groups:  ALL, QST, CQ and KWD.  To which you can add others...
>   

I know this isn't your primary area of expertise, but do you have any 
experience with having those MSG groups gated from -IS to RF?  I agree 
that you'd have to be careful (as Pete VE1PS / VE9NPS is trying to be) 
to not gate superfluous messages into a local RF environment, but I can 
see the desire for a larger-than-RF-but-smaller-than-world group to have 
direct, instant, non-time-constrained messaging simultaneously to all 
group members.

BTW, not being a Kenwood APRS-radio owner, that's the first I've seen 
KWD mentioned as a pre-defined MSG group!

Now that I've heard about KWD, maybe I'll hard-code (or make a default, 
but disable-able) ISCE (or somesuch) MSG group in my new client.  This 
gets back to the original question as posted by Pete (even if it turns 
out that he wasn't referring to MSG groups):

 > My question is, is there a standardized allocation of these groups 
codes each State, Province, Territory around the world / in North 
America, etc?

Is there a master list of MSG groups that would include things like KWD 
(the others are in aprs101.pdf) similar to the ToCalls list?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ





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