Re: Telemetry

Kako Lizares

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 06:39:41 AM GMT+8, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:

Hi Bob,


You mentioned you can get 10 channels of data. One example was charging/discharging a battery. Those two items are exclusive of each other. But if I had, for example, air temperature and water temperature and those were in the “333” location (T#sss,111,222,333,444,555...), do I send two packets? One packet for the lower half (000-499) and another packet for the upper half (500-999)? Or does the packet end up being longer as in, T#sss,111,222,333,444,555,666,777,888,999,000?


Thank you!


Best regards,

Fred N7FMH



From: [] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Telemetry



Apparently I never wrote it into the spec, just asuemd everyone agreed it made sense.

So I did add it to the APRS1.2 page in April of this year.

See spec additions:

THe original spec was clearly defined as 5 channels of fixed 3 digit values.  It became obvious that 000-999 also fit within the fields and so it made no sense to limit values to 000-255




On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 11:42 PM Robert Bruninga via <> wrote:

All of my APRS satellites have assumed that 000-999 is perfectly legit in the standard telemetry format.

And other telemetry projects of mine.  I think I changed the spec in about 2004, though AE5PL refuses to acknowledge it in his decoders.



On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 6:09 PM Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Nope.  I don't remember that, but Hessu has proposed extending beyond
the 0-255 values and there's also a Mic-E version of telemetry that goes
directly in the position packet comment.

Do you have a reference for Bob's proposal?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 10/13/2020 5:12 PM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:
> Hi Lynn,
> It seems not that long ago that Bob, WB4APR, mentioned a possibility to have
> more telemetry by flipping a bit in the packet. Did you see the post and
> have you done anything to possibly support it?
> Thanks!
> Best regards,
> Fred N7FMH

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