[aprssig] Is floating point telemetry allowed in APRS?

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Wed Mar 27 16:46:06 EDT 2013

On Mar 27, 2013, at 4:39 PM, Iain Young, G7III wrote:

> On 27/03/13 20:32, Andrew P. wrote:
>> Whoops. I take that back. Here's a local guy near my house doing it.
>> WA3NOA-RI>RXTLM-2,TCPIP,qAR,WA3NOA-5:T#043,0.2,0.0,1.0,0.0,0.0,00000000
> Hurm. He's staying within 3 characters, which will help with some
> parsers. Others may get confused, or crash at the dot...All depends
> on how they are processing the string...Fixed Field vs CSV…

Which is exactly why APRS packets must conform to the rigid spec. This is definitely illegal under the spec. Please share when you find out the offending program.

Thanks, Steve K4HG

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