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[aprssig] Q: Verify Path for SmartPhones

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Jan 14 02:52:08 UTC 2012

On 1/13/2012 2:37 PM, Curt, WE7U wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
>> I don't have a smart phone, so I only pay half attention to those 
>> discussions. One of the am drive-time group got a message and I think 
>> the sender needs some advice...
>> Based on what I (think I try to) inderstand, smart phones shouldn't 
>> have an RF path, right?  Seems to make no sense.  They should only 
>> have TCPIP, right?
> Just food for thought:  What about those with an APRS app running on a 
> tablet with no 3G/4G, connected via [serial | USB | bluetooth | 
> 802.11] to a TNC/radio combo in the vehicle?  A "WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1" path 
> makes sense then.

Yes, but only for the packets delivered out the RF path and they'll end 
up with a qAR when they are received and processed by an IGate.  
Anything injected directly to APRS-IS should only have TCPIP* in the 
path and will end up with a different q-Construct 

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

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