[aprssig] [APRS] DIGIPEATER Callsigns (by location)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Jul 19 13:23:51 CDT 2014


Actually, they are pretty random, unless you request a vanity call.  Your
chance of getting a specific Kx4xxx call is 456,976-to-1 or .0000002 which
seems pretty random to me.  And they convey no information other than the
country and the region.  WB4APR being in the 4 call area only vaguely
indicates I am somehere in the 250000 square mile area of the south.  But
then, I am not really, I am in Maryland.  ;-)  Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Keith VE7GDH
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 10:39 AM
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] [APRS] DIGIPEATER Callsigns (by location)

Bob WB4APR wrote...

> It also makes it instantly obvious where one's signals are being
> digipeated (by location) instead of some random collection of
> letters> (callsigns).

I'm not suggesting that tactical callsigns should never be used, but
station callsigns as assigned by the licensing authority of each country
are not random collections of letters.

--
73 Keith VE7GDH (not random)
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