[aprssig] Timestamp Questions

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jun 9 09:22:38 EDT 2011

If it is "h" it is assumed to be local.

If it is "z" it is UTC (zulu).


Bob, Wb4APR


From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Rud Merriam
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:17 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Timestamp Questions


Is an 'h' format timestamp assumed to be local or UTC?

Does APRS-IS send out 'h' timestamps as local, UTC, or as received from

If I am doing a HUD display for messages (or other stuff in the future) do I
care about the timestamp?  


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Rud Merriam K5RUD
Emergency Coordinator
Montgomery County ARES <http://www.wa5eoc.org/> R 
Mystic Lake Software <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/> 

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