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KF4LVZ aprssigZbr6 at acarver.net
Wed Sep 9 20:11:11 CDT 2015

On 2015-09-09 17:56, KF4LVZ via aprssig wrote:
> On 2015-09-09 17:33, Tom via aprssig wrote:
>> Hi Alex - KF4LVZ,
>> Had to look you up on QRZ no info in your post.
>> The DStar data has not stopped flowing in to the APRS IS.  My point is it's not flowing out by default to the IGate via the TCPIP connection as it was before.  Tom brought up a "software update" and I'm gonna look at that as the smoking gun.  That'll be the next check...
>> I can run a filter b/*-A/*-B/*-C/*-D and see all the DStar machines fed back to my IGate via the server connection.  Before the software update I never had to do this...
>> See my point now?
> Yes, I see your point now and that's distinctly different from your
> first message and has a lot more clues.  Instead of some nefarious
> scheme to rid APRS-IS feeds of DStar data it appears that the parser is
> simply behaving differently.  The DStar stations technically have
> nonstandard SSID's (since they're not numbers).  If the parser became
> strict about parsing valid SSIDs (meaning only an SSID of -1 through -15
> or blank which would only work in over-the-air APRS packets) then it's
> going to kill off all sorts of stations like WinLink (som of which end
> in -WL), the DSTar repeaters (A-D), and others.  Seems like more of an
> accident than anything planned.

Out of curiosity I just did a direct connection to third.aprs.net, put
in a solitary r/ range filter (no budlist filters) for a radisu of 1000 km.

Some of the packets returned:

W9WDX-B>APDG02,TCPIP*,qAC,W9WDX-BS:!3409.55ND11759.56W&RNG0019 440 Voice
446.86000MHz -5.0000MHz
W0HF-B>APJI40,TCPIP*,qAC,W0HF-GS:!3221.00ND11100.00W&RNG0040 440 Voice
445.800 -5.00 MHZ
KJ6OOV-B>APDG02,TCPIP*,qAC,KJ6OOV-BS:!3703.70ND12200.60W&RNG0000  Voice

So as far as the core APRS-IS servers go, the data is there in the feed.

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