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[aprssig] SSID Standardization

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Jun 7 15:51:30 UTC 2010


Steve Noskowicz wrote:
> 2 - Does another ham *need* to know the radio type in order to know where you are, if you're available, or how to contact you?  If you have two vehicles, then a -7 for both seems ok.  This may go the issue of a non-licensed wife/child driving an APRS equipped car/plane.
>   

-7 is decidedly NOT ok for both, if they will ever be active at the same 
time.  Every station that has any possibility of being in concurrent 
operation with another station needs to have a unique -SSID.  All sorts 
of havoc results when two stations are beaconing the same call-SSID at 
the same time in different locations or situations.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32




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