>You don't say what is generating these position packets,
>but they are not formatted properly. That is why you are getting the errors.
>You must fill each character location with a number or trailing space.
Leading zeros yes, trailing zeros means something different. If the last digit is a 0 then it is a precise position. If the trailing zero is replaced with a space, then it is a degree of position ambiguity.
> In other words, the leading zero (071) on the longitude must be there.
> For ambiguity, removing trailing zeros and use spaces.
> I believe you can only do that after the decimal, but I could be wrong.
Yes, I see now that you said that. Thanks