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

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Wed Jun 19 06:07:28 EDT 2019


The aprs.fi iOS app does not implement APRS messaging yet. In fact, the 
current version does not have the functionality to transmit on the APRS-IS 
at all; the stations are only visible on the aprs.fi web site. So, you 
should not see these -i stations on the APRS-IS now, and messages are 
unlikely to go through.

I am working on both features, so they might appear in a new version later 
this year, I hope.

I released this "new" application in December 2015.


  - Hessu, OH7LZB/AF5QT

On Tue, 18 Jun 2019, MJ Inabnit wrote:

> "aprs.fi iOS" is the app identified in the beacon text.  However, last
> night, we talked after our local emergency nets and I tipped him off
> about 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 if
> text works with normal ssid.
> I've used xastir <internet only> and also my HT <vx8gr> with these
> stations.  I've also stripped the ssid hoping that would find its way to
> these users.  So again, if I see him pinging again today, I'll attempt
> another text message.
> tnx & 73
> j
> On 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

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