[aprssig] Universal Text Messaging and SMS

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Thu Nov 6 11:53:27 EST 2008

EMAIL-2 has been the recommended APRS "callsign" to use for accessing my javAPRSEmail server for a couple of years now instead of AE5PL-EM.  Sort of like "EMAIL version 2".  This is also stated at the http://www.aprs-is.net/Email.aspx page Bill gave in his post.

Since the address in a message packet is always 9 characters, shortening this by 3 or 4 characters does nothing for bandwidth.  I use a TH-D7A for messaging sometimes and the delay to add a the extra 3 or 4 characters is insignificant IMO.  It is easy for people to remember "EMAIL" as a callsign and hopefully "EMAIL-2" as the "version 2" of the EMAIL server.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kai Gunter Brandt
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Universal Text Messaging and SMS
> Bill Vodall WA7NWP skrev:
> >
> >> - AE5PL Email Engine: Send to "AE5PL-EM".
> >
> > This I'll try tonight after work.  I believe there are other folks
> > running Pete email program with different addresses.   (It would be
> > great it somebody would use the simple address of "EM" or maybe
> "EM1..
> > EM2..etc"   Every character saved helps.
> agree to to try to make a standard.

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