[aprssig] failure with some new aprs apps using aprs text

spam8mybrain spam8mybrain at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 18 13:32:53 EDT 2019

Stripping the SSID won't work because now you're identifying a different station under the same callsign (the whole point of the SSID mechanism). Note that comment text means exactly that: a random comment. That's why the tocall is important (if Mic-E packets aren't being used), because users rarely change it from the factory setting (if it even can be changed), and such tocalls identify the software or hardware in use.
Note that similar stuff occurs with SSID -63 for some of the APRS users using a different modulation scheme.

-------- Original message --------
From: MJ Inabnit <ke6sls at arrl.net> 
Date: 6/18/19  13:16  (GMT-05:00) 
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] failure with some new aprs apps using aprs text 

"aprs.fi iOS" is the app identified in the beacon text.  However, lastnight, we talked after our local emergency nets and I tipped him offabout the app.  This morning, I see he was able to change the ssid to-5.  His call is WD6TED-5.  If I see him again today, I'll try to see iftext works with normal ssid.I've used xastir <internet only> and also my HT <vx8gr> with thesestations.  I've also stripped the ssid hoping that would find its way tothese users.  So again, if I see him pinging again today, I'll attemptanother text message.tnx & 73jOn 6/18/19 5:52 AM, spam8mybrain via aprssig wrote:> Ah, can you identify the offending apps? Report their tocall value? It's> hard to do anything without a few specifics.> > It could just be confused users, too.> > Andrew, KA2DDO> author of YAAC ("Yet Another APRS Client")> > > -------- Original message --------> From: Brian Webster <info at wirelessmapping.com>> Date: 6/18/19 08:20 (GMT-05:00)> To: 'MJ Inabnit' <ke6sls at arrl.net>, aprssig at lists.tapr.org> Subject: Re: [aprssig] failure with some new aprs apps using aprs text> > Is it possible that the client you are using you are routing the message to> "internet only" and that is the reason for the -I ssid? Not sure which> clients you are using to send a message but maybe try where you know you are> using a radio port or message path? I know different client programs have> different ways of designating which path or port you send the message> through.> > Thank You,> Brian N2KGC> > > -----Original Message-----> From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of MJ> Inabnit> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 2:10 PM> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org> Subject: [aprssig] failure with some new aprs apps using aprs text> > > Has anyone noticed that some apps are adding a "-i" to the call?> Example is k7xxx-i and if you try to send a welcome text it never gets> to the user.  Why does the app add the letter instead of a usual number?> I just tried to strip off the ssid but that doesn't seem to fly with> xastir either.  shrug.> > 73> j> > > -- > > wishing you well> Jaye, ke6sls--via the toshiba w/thunderchicken> -- wishing you wellJaye, ke6sls--via the toshiba w/thunderchicken_______________________________________________aprssig mailing listaprssig at lists.tapr.orghttp://lists.tapr.org/mailman/listinfo/aprssig_lists.tapr.org
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