[aprssig] "no sym yet" icon + compressed packets?

Paul Bramscher pfbram at comcast.net
Sat Feb 15 18:58:16 CST 2014


Thanks!  That'll keep me busy for awhile.

Regards,
Paul / KD0KZE

On 2/15/2014 5:30 PM, Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Feb 2014, Paul Bramscher wrote:
> 
>> Might be handy if some of these APRS web sites offered a "really raw"
>> version of the messages, encoding non-printable characters for debugging
>> purposes.
> 
> Actually, aprs.fi does store the original binary packet that it
> received, and in a storage format that is binary clean (NULL bytes are
> shown, and all). The default "normal" raw packets view shows
> non-printable bytes in pink hex codes, '<0x1c>' stands for one byte
> having value 1C, like here:
> 
> http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=KD0KZE&limit=50&view=normal
> 
> For other software developers there are also the hex dump view which
> helps in counting the number of space/tab characters and such:
> 
> http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=KD0KZE&limit=50&view=hex
> 
> and the decoded view, displaying what our parser gets out of each packet:
> 
> http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=KD0KZE&limit=50&view=decoded
> 
> Just toggle from the drop-down menu on the top.
> 
> Looking at the linked packets closely might reveal a couple of bugfixes,
> but more on those in another email. :)
> 
>   - Hessu
> 
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