[aprssig] DSTAR Freq in Status text?

Michael J. Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Tue Mar 10 19:40:15 EDT 2009

Is there anyway I can denote that it is DStar and not analog in my 
Status text?  ie. FFF.FFF d*
or something like that?  I would like people to know I am not on analog 
at the time when I have d* on.
Will other d-710s only pickup the freq. if it has Mhz as the last 3 
characters of the 10?


Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> I have my RC-d710 now talking through my Icom 
>> 2820.  I was wondering, is there anyway to 
>> format the Status Text transmitted to include 
>> frequency you are on like a d710?
> Sure, just put FFF.FFFMHz in the status text of the D710.  That is the standard APRS format introduced in APRS1.2.  It must be the first 10 bytes of free-text in the position comment or status fields.
> I had also proposed that the DPRS interface to the DSTAR system would include the frequency in those packets gated from DPRS into the APRS system, but I was unsuccessful in convincing the right people of the value of being compatible with the frequency field.
> If that was done, then not only could we see the locations of DSTAR users on APRS, but we could also see their operating frequency for a return call.
> Bob, Wb4APR
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