[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 13:08:52 EDT 2005

That's my point... APRS is based on BEACON-style destinations.. I'm (still) just aguing that it if you send a packet that has a valid-dti in the dti position, the rest of the packet should "follow the rules for that dti", or be ignored. You are correct the the "T" was unforunate.

 - jim

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:16:07 -0400
Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2005, at 11:56 AM, James Washer wrote:
> > The reason I asked this, is that destination=BEACON is explicitly  
> > included in the APRS spec, hence, it's not correct to say a  
> > destination=BEACON packet is NOT an APRS packet.
> >
> BEACON is a destination callsign defined in the APRS spec, which  
> simply means it is included in the default ALTNET. Giving something a  
> destination of BEACON does not make it either an APRS packet or a non- 
> APRS packet. In fact, it specifically is in the spec so that non-APRS  
> station on an APRSS network can be seen.
> Steve K4HG
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