[aprssig] Is floating point telemetry allowed in APRS?

Lee Bengston lee.bengston at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 18:48:28 CDT 2013


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
<ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:
> His position packet says:
>
> WA3NOA-RI>APRX21,qAR,WA3NOA-5:!4000.51NR07537.36W& WA3NOA Rx-only iGate and
> Digi
>
> According to http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt APRX21 is "APRXxx  <39
> for OH2MQK's RX-igate", so that'd be the software that is likely generating
> the out-of-spec packets.

The name of the software is APRX.  In this case APRX version 2.01.  I
think the latest version is 2.06.

It's open source, so I downloaded the latest version and found this in
the changelog:

2011-12-25  Matti Aarnio - OH2MQK - KP20NG  <oh2mqk at sral.fi>

	* VERSION, aprx.c, TODO, INSTALL, doc/aprx-manual.*:
	    Version 2.03

	* telemetry.c:
	    Fix telemetry "tocall" to use software identifier,
	    and to put "TCPIP*" on APRSIS beacon path.

So I think the telemetry packet issue was fixed as of 2.03.

Lee - K5DAT


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