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APRS Station

An APRS Station is a collection of equipment that participates in the APRS system. A station has the ability to handle digital packet traffic which conforms to the AX.25 Specification.

A station has a name or identifier which is a callsign followed by an SSID. The station's name needs to be unique in it's sphere of operation. Most folks use their Amateur Radio callsign as the character part of their APRS station name. For example: N0CZK-4

  • ~ RF Station Name
  • ~~ 3-6 capital alphanumeric characters (callsign)
  • ~~ SSID of 0 -15
  • ~ Internet Station Name
  • ~~ 3-9 total alphanumeric characters up to 1 hyphen followed by 1 or 2 alphanumeric characters

SSID

For RF station names, the SSID part should use this recommendation:

  • -0 - Your primary station usually fixed and message capable
  • -1 - generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
  • -2 - generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
  • -3 - generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
  • -4 - generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
  • -5 - Other networks (Dstar, Iphones, Androids, Blackberry's etc)
  • -6 - Special activity, Satellite ops, camping or 6 meters, etc
  • -7 - walkie talkies, HT's or other human portable
  • -8 - boats, sailboats, RV's or second main mobile
  • -9 - Primary Mobile (usually message capable)
  • -10 - internet, Igates, echolink, winlink, AVRS, APRN, etc
  • -11 - balloons, aircraft, spacecraft, etc
  • -12 - APRStt, DTMF, RFID, devices, one-way trackers*, etc
  • -13 - Weather stations
  • -14 - Truckers or generally full time drivers
  • -15 - generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc

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