[aprssig] Multi control station situational awareness - Object STATUS

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Tue Dec 3 11:44:53 EST 2019

On Tue, 3 Dec 2019, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> > For example, for an Object representing a shelter,
> > several different pieces of real-time variable data
> > (capacity, remaining capacity, resource shortages, etc.)
> > should be independently updated and shared across the network.
> An object is perfect for that.  Each time any of the info at that location
> change, then the STATUS text included in that object is simply updated and it
> overwrites and updates everyone’s copy throughout the network.

Please note that the object amd item packets include a COMMENT text field. 
As per APRS101.PDF.


Status reports are sent separately and have a completely different packet 
format. Status reports can not be sent for items/objects as they do not 
embed the object/item name, they just have a source callsign to identify 
the source.

Non-object/item stations can have both a COMMENT (in the position packet) 
and a STATUS report (in the status packet).

Just to clarify terminology and reduce confusion a bit.

   - Hessu

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