[aprssig] APRX TOCALL

Kenneth Finnegan kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 19:20:35 CST 2016


I had assumed most people were using the aprs-deviceid database over the
tocalls.txt file, so I hadn't pushed for updates since the allocation
itself is correct. This is the current listing in Hessu's database:
 - tocall: APRX??
   vendor: Kenneth W. Finnegan, W6KWF
   model: Aprx
   class: software
   os: Linux/Unix

You are correct though. It should be described as a "Digipeater/I-gate"
package.

https://github.com/hessu/aprs-deviceid/blob/fdd3a535c295b7860895ba986466636c22f8bf8f/tocalls.yaml#L662-L666

--
Kenneth Finnegan
http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Lee Bengston <lee.bengston at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> http://aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt
>
> APRXxx  <39 for OH2MQK's RX-igate
>
> Perhaps it was a Rx-only IGate many years ago, but when I first tried it in 2011, APRX already supported both Tx and Rx IGating plus digipeating.
>
> Why correct it?  Well, some APRS clients use the list at the link above to translate the TOCALL and thus identify what radio or software application a station is using.  I think that's a nice feature, but in this case it sort of makes everyone using APRX look like they are operating a Rx-IGate.
>
> Thanks,
> Lee - K5DAT
>
>
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