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[aprssig] What sets the max packet length for APRS

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Sat Nov 10 16:53:04 UTC 2012


On Sat, 10 Nov 2012, Bryan Hoyer wrote:

> APRS1.01 states 67 characters for a message and up to 43 for a comment, yet I see packets twice that long on APRS.FI. This ones 109
> after the :
> KA8OAD-1>APU25N,K8YSE-1,WIDE1,K8UI-1,WIDE2*,qAR,K8LI-1:@101613z4108.09N/08136.25W_190/004g005t057r000p020P020b10220h51FWX_http://pages.
> sssnet.com/kend Fairlawn,OH

That's not a message (text message from APRS station to another APRS 
station), that's a weather packet.

If I remember right, the 67 character limit is for APRS messages (the 
SMS-like text message packet format).

   - Hessu


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