[aprssig] Making APRS text messages longer

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Dec 1 09:40:46 EST 2021

OK, good point
But APRS network is based on solo independent reasonable length packets.
TOo long and reliability goes down.
Are we talking about going up from 67 bytes to 80
or some kind of new protoclo that combines multi-line but reasonable
length packets?


On Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 9:02 AM Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Nov 2021, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > The problem is the 50,000 Kenwoods and Yaesu APRS radios that
> > could not display these messages.
> > APRS messaging was designed for single line AND paragraph messaging.
> I think it would be good to advance the state of the art a little bit in
> this field. It is certainly possible for modern APRS applications to make
> sure they don't send long messages to those old radios, while still
> allowing sending longer messages to new APRS devices which can receive
> them.
>    - Hessu
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