[aprssig] ICOM ID 51A HT
gregg at wonderly.org
Thu Mar 28 22:21:36 EDT 2013
> Bob - To say that DPRS isn't APRS simply isn't (At least entirely) true. D-STAR, like APRS, is also built on RF. The only difference is D-STAR is DIGITAL RF while APRS is ANALOG RF !! Nevertheless, it's STILL RF (That's a point that also needs to be reinforced).
The path from the DStar radio to aprs-is is only rf to the repeater. Then it is the gateway computer that sends the GPS data, in the form of a transcribed APRS packet to an APRS-IS server. That means no Internet then no DPRS as implemented.
You could do some programming on the gateway computer to write the data out a serial port to a TNC hooked to a radio.
But that is not what exists today. The D-STAR data path is not in the clear from a feature perspective and so it takes some work to get all of these things out of that digital world. You need the right codec or you need access to a DSTAR gateway of some sort where you can grab network traffic in some way.
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