[aprssig] Is the APRS Spec for APRS Data Type Identifier just randomly ignored? Should it be?

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Thu Aug 18 00:50:38 EDT 2005

btw, I guess I should add that I believe that a packet "claiming" to be a Telemetry packet that does not meet the requirements of a telemetry packet is a BAD Telemetry packet, much as a packet that claims to be a posit without the N/S fields is a bad posit.

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:38:54 -0400
Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2005, at 12:20 AM, James Washer wrote:
> > What about a packet like "W6BXN-3>APTW01,WIDE,qAo,KF6HJO:TARC WX"
> >
> > Clearly an APRS packet, DTI of a Telemetry packet, but it is  
> > obviously not a telemetry packet. Would you not consider this an  
> > error?
> >
> The DTI  is T, but telemetry packets always start with T#, that is  
> what my telemetry parsing code looks for, and packet that starts with  
> T# is flagged as telemetry. Even a packet like T#ARC WX won't result  
> in an appearance on the error.cgi page though, because the telemetry  
> values are not parsed out when the packet comes in, that occurs when  
> a request is made to view the telemetry.
> Steve K4HG
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