[OZAPRS] OS use of radio like Yaesu VX-8GR

Thomas Karpiniec tk at 1.21jiggawatts.net
Sat Jul 15 17:58:03 AEST 2017

Hi Liz,

I won't attempt to comment on the regs but as far as the RF AX.25 
protocol goes, the callsigns are limited to 6 characters plus the SSID 
from 0 to 15. I think it would be impossible to transmit a suffixed 
Australian callsign unless it was included separately inside the body of 
the APRS packet.

It will be an interesting issue if/when Foundation licensees get access 
to digital modes. Their callsigns simply won't fit!

Best regards,


On 15/07/17 17:38, Liz wrote:
> Has anyone managed to send out a legitimate APRS signal in another
> country?
> If we use the Yaesu VX-8GR in ZL, the correct callsign would be
> VK2XXX/ZL but it doesn't allow that many digits.
> I've got a TinyTrak MT-AIO but it won't allow me to put any letters
> after my callsign either.
> Has anyone any ideas (other than get a ZL callsign for 2 weeks?)
> Liz
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