[aprssig] AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus (Follow Up #2)

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Mon Dec 13 16:06:52 EST 2021

On Thu, 9 Dec 2021, Stephen H Smith via aprssig wrote:

> Model Name:           D868UV   D878UV   D878UV PLUS   D878UVII   D878UVII PLUS
> Analog APRS TX:       No       Yes      Yes           Yes        Yes
> Analog APRS RX:       No       No       No            No         Yes
> Digital APRS TX:      Yes      Yes      Yes           Yes        Yes
> Digital APRS RX:      No       Yes      Yes           Yes        Yes

Thanks to this silly manual, there are quite a lot of confused hams on the 
facebook groups and elsewhere. The manual calls APRS (over AX.25, AFSK FM) 
with the name "Analog APRS". We, who have gathered on this mailing list, 
know that APRS is a digital protocol, even though it would be transmitted 
over FM.

The "Digital APRS" then is not APRS at all; it is about transmitting 
position data using the DMR protocol. That, too, can be translated to APRS 
format and transmitted on the APRS-IS by DMR repeaters and networks 
supporting such functionality.

   - Hessu

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