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[aprssig] SSID Standardization

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 15:39:04 UTC 2010

I'm not up for this at all.  Some years ago, the use of SSID to denote an
icon was -- is the word "depracated"?  At any rate, this hasn't been the
standard for ten years now, instead using data inside the packet to denote
what type of station sent the packet, and I believe we should continue in
this manner.  I already catch enough he** when somebody who has been on APRS
all of 4 days complains that I'm not using the proper SSID and I don't need
any more.

See http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/2005-January/003539.html

Vy 7 3

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> SSID's (again):
> As more and more handheld and mobile apps flash up nearby APRS callsigns on
> small displays, I think it is becomming more important to encourage standard
> SSID's where possible for more instant situational awareness.  In the past,
> I was hesitant to try to nail down all the SSID's too precisely...  But now
> am willing to take another look at the list.  Here is what I posted on
> another list:
> Here is my more thoughtful answer, and maybe some <== ideas for
> improvement... and a HOPE that we can get everyone to converge on the common
> list.
> From aprs.org/aprs11.html (currently having ISP problems).
> -0  primary fixed and message capable station
> -1  digis and other fixed stations
> -2  digis and other fixed stations
> -3  digis and other fixed stations
> -4  digis and other fixed stations
> -5  TBD <= maybe Dstar/Echolink/phones/Ipads etc
> -6  Satellite, special events, tests
> -7  HT's, walkie talkies or any human portable
> -8  boats, sailboats OR second vehicle
> -9  primary Mobiles of all types
> -10 operations via the internet (Igates)
> -11 balloons and aircraft
> -12 DTMF, RFID, or other non-APRS sources
> -13 TBD <== Weather has been suggested)
> -14 Truckers and full time drivers
> -15 HF <== Lets expand to GENERIC ANYTHING ELSE
> There will ALWAYS BE EXCEPTIONS.  So please to not try to force these on
> anyone, but if they otherwise open to using one of these categories, it will
> help everyone in situational awareness when a callsign flashes up on the
> display or is SPOKEN by your hands-off D700 with voice chip.
> Bob, WB4APR
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