[aprssig] Ham Radio MOBILE Traveler PL-FIND device?

Peter Laws N5UWY n5uwy at arrl.net
Wed Nov 29 15:43:30 CST 2017

I am not much of an APRS admin but I am in a position to be able to
change the config on our local APRS digipeater (a KPC3notplus
colocated with our repeaters).  From looking at APRS.fi's idea of our
raw packets, I'm pretty sure we aren't sending out the info on our

1) Can that be done on a KPC3notplus?  (i.e., no memory/config
limitation in that old hardware that would preclude it).

2) Is there a website that would concoct the right string based on me
feeding it the parameters?  Barring that, is there a *canonical* place
where I can look it up and figure out the string myself?

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 9:35 AM, John D. Hays <john at hays.org> wrote:
>> I think a much better approach would be to use an improved beacon type.
>> The message should contain:
>> LAT/LONG (Approximate or Actual)
>> Output Freq:  Mhz. with a minimum scale of up to 5 digits after the
>> decimal point (e.g.  440.00625)
>> Input Freq; Mhz. with a minimum scale of up to 5 digits after the decimal
>> point (e.g.  440.00625)
>> Mode(s):  FM, NFM, D-STAR, DMR, Fusion, CODEC2, etc.
>> Input signalling:  CTCSS: 123.0, DCS: 44, Color: 1, ...
>> Callsign:  W1AW  or "W1AW   C", ...
>> Comment: Other information
> John,
> It's unclear to how this differs from the current spec:
> http://www.aprs.org/info/freqspec.txt
> Are you just suggesting adding identifiers for the digital modes and their
> respective access control systems to this spec?
> Tom KD7LXL
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