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

MJ Inabnit ke6sls at arrl.net
Wed Jun 19 17:01:00 EDT 2019

Thanks Hessu,

That clears things up a lot.  Good luck on the app, as mentioned, have
seen several hams now using it while navigating our Redwood Curtain!


On 6/19/19 3:07 AM, Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aprs-fi/id922155038
>  - 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


wishing you well
Jaye, ke6sls--via the toshiba w/thunderchicken

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