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[aprssig] Some obscure APRS client questions

Eric Hansen skyssx at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 14:17:48 UTC 2011


Can't you put as the first line of the Emergency message that it is an
Emergency test? This works out for broadcast radio.

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Well, speaking only for myself, I didn't see .pos files in the original APRS 1.01 spec nor any of the addenda I read on the aprs.org website, so it looks like it didn't make it. And I've been reading them carefully (with the eye of a mil-spec proofreader), so I don't think I'd miss anything that significant.
>
> Any chance of coming up with a new consolidated spec document? Trying to pull together all the corrections, optional additions, mandatory-but-we-have-to-be-backwards-compatible additions, spelling corrections, new feature extensions, etc., it's a little hard to be sure one has written a compatible application (though, admittedly, no worse than with any other standard created by committee).
>
> Also, is there a standard regression test suite for validating compliance with the APRS spec? I just found an obscure typo in my code, and couldn't be sure I've gotten it right yet. And I'm having to guess from what I monitor on the air; not only does my local area not exercise every possible part of the spec, I _really_ don't want to be transmitting bogus emergency messages just to test my code's emergency message handling.
>
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
>
> ------Original Message------
> From: Bob Bruninga
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Sent: Nov 14, 2011 8:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Some obscure APRS client questions
>
>
>> The .POS files came from Bob's original APRSDOS which was before UI-View.
>
>> Like Patrick said "based on software which is dead".
>> I load them for backward compatibility, but have no
>> plans for maintaining nor extending them from within APRSISCE/32.
> ]
> Actually every APRS program eventually used them.  APRSdos, MacAPRS,
> WinAPRS, APRS+, UIview, etc... It was part of the standard.  Is this
> something else that did not get into the spec?  If so, Ill correct it.
>
> Thanks
> Bob
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