[aprssig] APRX TOCALL
spam8mybrain at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 9 21:31:43 CST 2016
What version numbers are you currently using to discriminate your newer version of aprx from the older code originally maintained by OH2MQK?
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From: Kenneth Finnegan <kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com>
Date: 12/9/16 8:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Lee Bengston <lee.bengston at gmail.com>
Cc: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRX TOCALL
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.
On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Lee Bengston <lee.bengston at gmail.com> wrote:
APRXxx <39 for OH2MQK's RX-igatePerhaps 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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