[aprssig] SSID Standardization

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Mon Jun 7 06:28:14 CDT 2010

The only way I found any SSID standardization to work was on the local level.  When a local group of users came together and decided on a list that worked for them, it worked.  Every area has different needs when it comes to identifying a station with a particular SSID.  For example, in my area of Virginia (Eastern Shore) we have lots of water around us and we felt there was a need for a marine mobile with and without messaging capability.  That made sense since we are 90% surrounded by water.

The flip side to that coin is, if we lived in Oklahoma, there is not that much water and a marine SSID would be pretty useless.

Our list goes like this:

- 0  Home
- 1  Secondary Home
- 2  Special Event
- 3  Educational (School)
- 4  Secondary Digipeater
- 5  Primary Digipeater
- 6  Wireless Device ie. Android/iPhone <<< New Group
- 7  Kenwood APRS (D7/700/710)
- 8  Yaesu APRS (VX8/8GR/8DR)
- 9  Primary Weather
- 10 Secondary Weather
- 11 Experimental (Testing)
- 12 Maritime (No Messaging)
- 13 Maritime (Messaging)
- 14 Mobile (No Messaging)
- 15 Mobile (Messaging)

We didn't see a whole lot of point in catagorizing all of the various mobile types into different SSIDs, with the exception of the Kenwood and Yaesu radios.  Just because you are in a truck vs. a car, there is no need for a different SSID for that.

Just my $0.02 on the subject!

Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLCD

--- On Mon, 6/7/10, Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_ at rlburns.net> wrote:

> From: Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_ at rlburns.net>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] SSID Standardization
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Monday, June 7, 2010, 6:18 AM
> At 10:53 AM 6/6/2010, Bob Bruninga
> wrote:
> > -9  primary Mobiles of all types
> > -14 Truckers and full time drivers
> Why take up one of the 16 available SSIDs to distinguish
> between regular mobiles and trucks? Could -14 be put to
> better use for some other purpose?
> Bob, I know you'll cringe when you read this, but SSIDs
> really present a problem for me. In my APRS arsenal, I have
> the following:
> 1. A Kenwood TM-D710 in my car.
> 2. A Kenwood TM-D710 in my SUV.
> 3. Two Argent Data T2-135s mounted in Alinco DR-135 radios.
> They could theoretically be used anywhere I need a temporary
> tracker or digipeater.
> 4. Two Argent Data T2-301s that can be used as standalone
> trackers.
> 5. And I occasionally run UI-View either at home or
> mobile.
> If I give them all a separate SSID, I need seven.
> Bob...
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