[aprssig] Location-based Callsign on -IS?

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 6 21:40:10 EDT 2015

But it has to fit within a standard 6-character callsign. One of my software users asked me for an APRS-IS passcode for their tactical callsign that was seven characters long, and the APRS-IS wouldn't accept it. They had to use their real (6-character) callsign and put the tactical callsign in an object record at the same geographical position.

Andrew, KA2DDO
author of YAAC ("Yet Another APRS Client")

> Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 17:15:52 -0700
> To: david at davidandrzejewski.com; aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Location-based Callsign on -IS?
> From: aprssig at tapr.org
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM, David Andrzejewski via aprssig
> <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> > So, as is recommended on http://aprs.org/fix14439.html, I have changed the
> > callsign of my home digi from my callsign (KD8TWG-1) to the digi's location
> > (PPRPKE, for Pepper Pike).  This is effective on the air.  However, it's
> > also an RX/TX igate, and it's logging into -IS using KD8TWG-1 still.  Is it
> > legal with the APRS-IS to use a location-based callsign? I would think not.
> There are no laws on APRS-IS. Anything is legal. I have my digis log
> in with their tactical callsign.
> Tom KD7LXL
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