[aprssig] Universal Text Messaging and SMS

Rusty Hemenway nnn0fjk at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 12:46:26 EST 2008

Are there any 2 way email programs other than WLNK-1?  One way is fine, but
two way is better.  I hope I don't open up a can of worms, as others have
with this or similar questions.   Being able to send 2 way, SMS size
messages, to cell phones/email would be a big advantage in an emergency. 

Rusty k1GGS

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:53 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Universal Text Messaging and SMS

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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