[aprssig] AVRS Online

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Thu Jan 20 22:44:04 EST 2011

Bob WB4APR wrote...

> You will not see them until your local CLIENT recognizes items-in-messages.

But the AVRS server isn't sending an item in a message. It sends a message to the
person making the inquiry, and then sends an item... but not in a message. Perhaps
it will do that in the future.

>From a message sent to AVRS with just "?" in the message...

2011-01-21 02:05:00 UTC:
:146.680MHz T0.00 IRLP#1020 18.70 miles{11

2011-01-21 02:05:00 UTC:
:)IRLP#1020!4854.10N/12350.71Wn146.680MHz T0.00 IRLP#1020 18.70 miles

and from sending your callsign, you should have received...

2011-01-21 03:28:43 UTC:
:WB4APR-9 :VOICE CALL from VE7GDH-10, PSE QSY 145.555MHz T0  {16

and I received...

2011-01-21 03:28:43 UTC:
::VE7GDH-10:CALL WB4APR-9 on 145.130MHz T100 EL node 148561{17

PS - I don't have an EchoLink node, so couldn't follow up with a call.

> IGates, however, should work as is, because the "object" is actually
> embedded in a message which the IGate already knows how to handle.
> But the RF clients will need to recognize them.  Even for clients that
> do not implement it, the  user can still read the needed data in a message.

At this point in time, it doesn't appear that the AVRS server sends objects,
and doesn't seem to be sending items in a message either.
> Comment:  The format for the "item" in the message seems to not quite yet
> match the item-in-to format.  For that format the message text would be (I
> think):
>   ;146.960*T107 R30m EL#523154 23mi NW{6

The semi-colon would make it an object... except it doesn't have a position,
so it's kinda incomplete.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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