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If you want to include the name and version of the software being used, you can add one of these ToCalls to the destination address, replacing the xx or xxx with the software version number.
 
If you want to include the name and version of the software being used, you can add one of these ToCalls to the destination address, replacing the xx or xxx with the software version number.
  
This table is from the APRS 1.01 specification:
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This table is from the APRS 1.01 specification and [http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt Bob Bruninga's official "1.1 Addendum" TOCALLS.TXT file]:
 
{| border="1"
 
{| border="1"
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|APAGWx
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|SV2AGW's AGWtracker
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|-
 
|APCxxx
 
|APCxxx
 
|APRS/CE, Windows CE
 
|APRS/CE, Windows CE
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|-
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|APDPRS
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|D-Star originated posits
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|-
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|APDWxx
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|[[Dire_Wolf|Dire Wolf]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APDxxx
 
|APDxxx
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|-
 
|-
 
|APIxxx
 
|APIxxx
|Icom radios (future)
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|Icom DSTAR (xxx=1st 3 of model #)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APICxx
 
|APICxx
 
|ICQ messaging
 
|ICQ messaging
 
|-
 
|-
|APKxxx
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|APK0xx
|Kenwood radios
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|Kenwood TH-D7s
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|-
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|APK1xx
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|Kenwood TM-D700/D710s
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APMxxx
 
|APMxxx
 
|MacAPRS
 
|MacAPRS
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|-
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|APN3xx
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|Kantronics KPC-3 (APN383 & above 3+)
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|-
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|APN9xx
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|Kantronics KPC-9612
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|-
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|APNDxx
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|Digi_Ned
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|-
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|APNMxx
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|MFJ TNC
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|-
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|APNTxx
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|SV2AGW's TNT tnc as a digi
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|-
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|APNXxx
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|TNC-X  (K6DBG)
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|-
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|APOxxx
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|APRSPoint
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|-
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|APOT01
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|Open Track
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|-
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|APOT03
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|Open Track + (OT+)
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|-
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|APOT21
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|Open Tracker 2 (OT2)
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|-
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|APOTW1
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|ADS-WS1 WX
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|-
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|APOD1w
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|Open Track with 1 wire WX
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|-
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|APOU2k
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|Open Track for Ultimeter
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APPxxx
 
|APPxxx
 
|pocketAPRS
 
|pocketAPRS
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|-
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|AP4Rxx
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|APRS4R
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APRxxx
 
|APRxxx
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|APSxxx
 
|APSxxx
 
|APRS+SA
 
|APRS+SA
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|-
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|APTIGR
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|TigerTrack
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|-
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|APTTxx
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|Tiny Track
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|-
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|APT2xx
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|Tiny Track II
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|-
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|APT3xx
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|Tiny Track III
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|-
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|APTT4
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|Tiny Track IV
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|-
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|APTAxx
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|K4ATM's Tiny Track
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|-
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|APTW01
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|APTWxx  Byonics WXTrac
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|-
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|APU1xx
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|UIview-16
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|-
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|APU2xx
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|UIview-32
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|-
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|APU3xx 
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|UIview Terminal Program
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APWxxx
 
|APWxxx
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|APYxxx
 
|APYxxx
 
|Yaesu radios (future)
 
|Yaesu radios (future)
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|-
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|APY008
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|Yeasu VX-8
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|-
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|APY350
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|Yeasu FTM-350
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|-
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|APWWxx
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|APRSISCE/32
 
|-
 
|-
 
|APZxxx
 
|APZxxx
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Other strings which have been heard on the air, but that are not documented in the APRS Spec version 1.01, include:
 
Other strings which have been heard on the air, but that are not documented in the APRS Spec version 1.01, include:
 
{| border="1"
 
{| border="1"
|APO443
 
|APRSpoint 4.4.3
 
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|APX142
 
|Xastir 1.42
 
|-
 
|APU25N
 
|
 
|-
 
|APTW01
 
|
 
|-
 
|APU25N
 
|
 
|-
 
|APT311
 
|
 
|-
 
|APN382
 
|
 
|-
 
|APOT01
 
|
 
|-
 
 
|APIB10
 
|APIB10
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|-
 
|APS199
 
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
  
These calls are instead documented in Bob Bruninga's updated [[http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/tocalls.txt tocalls.txt file]].
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These calls are instead documented in Bob Bruninga's updated [[http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt tocalls.txt file]].
  
 
==Generic Beacon-Style ToCalls==
 
==Generic Beacon-Style ToCalls==

Latest revision as of 06:42, 2 July 2014

[edit] Specifying Symbols

If you are sending a packet that can't include the normal icon code embedded in the lat/lon position (/$), you can add one of these special beacon-style ToCalls to the address string of your packet.

Both nn and xy are placeholders to the APRS Symbol Table, while z is a placeholder for an optional symbol overlay.

  • GPSxyz
  • GPSCnn
  • GPSEnn
  • SPCxyz
  • SYMxyz

[edit] Identifying APRS Software Version

If you want to include the name and version of the software being used, you can add one of these ToCalls to the destination address, replacing the xx or xxx with the software version number.

This table is from the APRS 1.01 specification and Bob Bruninga's official "1.1 Addendum" TOCALLS.TXT file:

APAGWx SV2AGW's AGWtracker
APCxxx APRS/CE, Windows CE
APDPRS D-Star originated posits
APDWxx Dire Wolf
APDxxx Linux aprsd server
APExxx PIC-Encoder
APIxxx Icom DSTAR (xxx=1st 3 of model #)
APICxx ICQ messaging
APK0xx Kenwood TH-D7s
APK1xx Kenwood TM-D700/D710s
APMxxx MacAPRS
APN3xx Kantronics KPC-3 (APN383 & above 3+)
APN9xx Kantronics KPC-9612
APNDxx Digi_Ned
APNMxx MFJ TNC
APNTxx SV2AGW's TNT tnc as a digi
APNXxx TNC-X (K6DBG)
APOxxx APRSPoint
APOT01 Open Track
APOT03 Open Track + (OT+)
APOT21 Open Tracker 2 (OT2)
APOTW1 ADS-WS1 WX
APOD1w Open Track with 1 wire WX
APOU2k Open Track for Ultimeter
APPxxx pocketAPRS
AP4Rxx APRS4R
APRxxx APRSdos
APRS older versions of APRSdos
APRSM older versions of MacAPRS
APRSW older versions of WinAPRS
APSxxx APRS+SA
APTIGR TigerTrack
APTTxx Tiny Track
APT2xx Tiny Track II
APT3xx Tiny Track III
APTT4 Tiny Track IV
APTAxx K4ATM's Tiny Track
APTW01 APTWxx Byonics WXTrac
APU1xx UIview-16
APU2xx UIview-32
APU3xx UIview Terminal Program
APWxxx WinAPRS
APXxxx Xastir version x.x.x (historically also X-APRS)
APYxxx Yaesu radios (future)
APY008 Yeasu VX-8
APY350 Yeasu FTM-350
APWWxx APRSISCE/32
APZxxx Experimental

Other strings which have been heard on the air, but that are not documented in the APRS Spec version 1.01, include:

APIB10

These calls are instead documented in Bob Bruninga's updated [tocalls.txt file].

[edit] Generic Beacon-Style ToCalls

  • AIR* †
  • ALL* To All stations.
  • AP*
  • BEACON
  • CQ* Calling CQ
  • GPS Specifically intended for use by trackers sending lat/long positions via digipeaters which have the capability of converting positions to compressed data format.
  • GPS* For specifying a symbol when unable to do so in the position report (e.g. NMEA strings)
  • DF* Direction Finding Report.
  • DGPS* Used by differential GPS correction stations. Most software will not make use of packets using this address, other than to pass them on to an attached GPS unit.
  • DRILL* Training Drill or Exercise
  • DX* DX Spot
  • ID*
  • JAVA*
  • MAIL*
  • MICE* Mic-E Report
  • QST* News Announcement
  • QTH*
  • RTCM* Used by differential GPS correction stations. Most software will not make use of packets using this address, other than to pass them on to an attached GPS unit.
  • SKY* Used for SkyWarn stations.
  • SPACE*
  • SPC* For specifying a Special Event Station symbol
  • SYM* For specifying a symbol, but reserved for future use
  • TEL* Telemetry station.
  • TEST*
  • TLM* Telemetry station.
  • WX*
  • ZIP* †

The asterisk is a wildcard, allowing the address to be extended (up to a total of 6 alphanumeric characters). † The AIR* and ZIP* addresses are deprecated.

These addresses are copied by everyone. All APRS software must accept packets with these destination addresses. The address GPS (i.e. the 3-letter address GPS,

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