[aprssig] APRS<=>E-mail

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Jan 5 13:47:13 EST 2009

I believe the idea is callsign to callsign e-mail without explicitly 
knowing or caring if they're on RF or -IS?  If the gateway can determine 
the difference, then it could use two different limits as the two specs 
are different.  If I'm actually USING this to send an e-mail to someone 
the first time, I'll restrict myself to 67 characters unless I'm SURE 
they're on APRS-IS in which case I can be more verbose.  Why force 
multiple short messages over -IS if its spec allows longer?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists wrote:
> Good point, Jason.  However, I thought the idea is APRS, not APRS-IS, <=> E-mail.  According to the spec, an APRS message packet has "max 67 chars" for the message and that should be the upper constraint since this is targeted to RF users IMO.
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl dot net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jason KG4WSV
>> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 11:56 AM
>> gack!  Think maybe you should check the APRS-IS design first?  I don't
>> know the upper limit on packet size, but it would pay to check it out.
>> Think "APRS messages", not "small email".
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