[aprssig] email on 145.825

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Jul 20 09:45:08 EDT 2011

See http://www.aprs-is.net/Email.aspx

Any APRS client or radio that can send a message that eventually gets 
into APRS-IS can send a short e-mail message to any address.  Of course, 
for the satellite to work, having terrestrial "SatGates" listening on 
145.825 is a pre-requisite for this to work.  But there's a bunch of 
stations listening for the ISS most of the time, so you should have half 
decent coverage.

Send a message to EMAIL or EMAIL-2 (EMAIL-2 has a few more features).  
Message content should be email at address Body as in:

ldeffenb at homeside.to Greetings Lynn!

With EMAIL-2, you can set up shortcuts to give you more body content.  
For instance, send each of the following to EMAIL-2:

KU0G jdbandman at earthlink.net

KU0G This is a longer body

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  The above examples end up transmitting the following packets via 
APRS. <Path> is your desired path and b is a required space to make the 
message destination 9 characters between the colons.  Oh, and using 
Bob's suggested APRSAT as the ToCall (I hope he added that to the master 
list of allocated application identifiers).

KJ4ERJ-12>APRSAT<path>::EMAILbbbb:ldeffenb at homeside.to Greetings Lynn!

KJ4ERJ-12>APRSAT<path>::EMAIL-2bb:KU0G jdbandman at earthlink.net
KJ4ERJ-12>APRSAT<path>::EMAIL-2bb:KU0G This is a longer body

Yes, that's two colons in a row.  The first splits the header from the 
packet and the second is the message packet identifier.

PPS.  If you manage to interpret the bottom of the referenced page 
correctly, you can actually send an email message from the Internet back 
to a mobile APRS user, but it requires a shortcut/nickname and a 
properly formatted e-mail message directed to the e-mail address from 
which APRS-to-EMAIL-2 messages are received.  Oh, and everything about 
APRS Messaging still applies 

On 7/20/2011 9:29 AM, Jim Duncan wrote:
> Wasn't this contingent on something the Sproul Brothers were doing with
> Does standard PC-APRS take a received packet and generate the email and have
> the necessary connectivity to pass that email?
> With what appears to now be the demise (or at least the end of support) of
> WinAPRS/MacAPRS by virtue of several years of no further development have we
> (perhaps) lost this functionality?
> 73 de Jim, KU0G
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