[aprssig] Waypoint truncation

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 14:57:05 EST 2006

Hi Scott,

This is just a menu setting on the Kenwoods.  The default is 6
characters.  All you have to do is to go into the D700 or D7 menu and
change the setting from 6 characters to 9 characters.  That way it
will send the entire callsign to the GPS.  I don't have the book in
front of me right now or else I would give you the exact setting, but
it is pretty easy to find.  Just look on the APRS menu.

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
SuitSat Audio Files Available at: http://www.aj3u.com

On 2/5/06, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
> What does everyone think of the waypoint name truncation as practiced by the
> Kenwoods?  Their method of handling names greater than 6 characters (or
> whatever the limit is set to) is to use only the rightmost n characters.  So
> KB6YUO-15 becomes YUO-15, and N1VG-11 becomes 1VG-11.
> I guess the scheme makes sense, because at least you're not likely to
> overwrite a -1 station with a -15 and vice versa.  For my new tracker I'm
> considering adding the extra step of removing the '-' if the name won't fit.
> That way, N1VG-11 would become N1VG11.  KB6YUO-15 still wouldn't fit, but
> you'd still get an extra character, as 6YUO15.
> Any suggestions for other ways to handle long names?  And do any receivers
> support between 6 and 9 characters?  All of the units I've tested have
> either supported only 6, or 9 or more.  Also, is anyone using a Kenwood in
> Magellan output mode?
> Scott
> N1VG
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