[aprssig] APRX TOCALL

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Fri Dec 9 21:53:58 CST 2016

I see what you mean. In YAAC, I use Hessu's database and only use tocalls.txt for historical stuff that Hessu didn't include or new stuff he hasn't put in yet. So the old OH2MQK software has a more specific pattern than you do, so I'll identify a station as his unless it's not in his tighter range (APRX0? through APRX3?), then I'll identify as you unless it looks like APRSmax. I can't really drop the obsolete tocalls definitions because those obsolete stations (let's call them "vintage", that sounds nicer) will probably stay on the air another 20 years. 
After all, we actually have an APRS station around my area where the licensee has been a SK for a year, but no one has turned the station off yet. :-) And it's not a vanity or club trustee station either.
Andrew, KA2DDO 
P.S. Hessu, could you add my software to your aprs-deviceid database?
APJYC?Class: softwareModel: YAACvendor: Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO 
You might also want to add APK102 for the Kenwood D710.

-------- Original message --------
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.

Kenneth Finnegan

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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