[aprssig] New n-n question.

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri May 27 13:59:04 EDT 2005

Do not try to use 000000z as a null time entry.
We have no idea what all the many dozens of
APRS software will do with that.  That is why
I receommend 111111z as a default "null entry"
for date and time.  It is valid, but clearly

>>> "Brian B. Riley" <brianbr at mac.com> 5/27/2005 12:07:11 PM >>>
In this same vein, I put the following into place

BTEXT ;RANV-CLUB*000000z4425.05N/07250.66W$145150p100 on Bolton Mtn.

 As per your KPC3+ for v8.3 text file. It comes out nice as an object
on my
D700, but the D700 says it has a bearing of 583 degrees and speed of
... Huh????

Cheers ... 73 de brian, n1bq, underhill center, vermont

On 5/26/05 6:31 PM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

>>>> dthege at conpoint.com 5/26/2005 4:19:59 PM >>>
>> I don't understand in the BTxt what the reason for
>> the time info
> THe BTEXT has nothing to do with the DIGI nor its
> function.  The example I give in my docs is showing
> how it can be used to place a LOCAL object on the
> air for visiting mobiles.  Please do not use it if there
> is not something that a visiting mobile needs to be
> alerted to...
> The format includes time because that is the format
> for an APRS object.  But since it has no relevance
> in this applicaiton, I suggest the valid time of
> 111111z as an indicator that it actually means nothing.
>> and in the LT what do I put in place of the
>> n in SSn.
> Nothing.  You replace SS with your state abbreviation
> or SSS.. for your ARRL section if the state has more
> than one section.  Leave the "n" as an "n" because
> there should be no limit on the "n" when using an
> SSn-N path.
>> Seems like I was told to still use the N overlay...
>> Now its been replaced by the S?
> Yes, we want all digis that support the New-N paradigm
> to be clearly distinguishible from the old unlimited n-N
> digis that we are trying to get away from.
> de WB4APR, Bob
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