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SSID

An SSID is a number added after the callsign to indicate the function of the station. SSID assignments are slightly different for Winlink and APRS:

SSID Packet, Winlink, etc APRS
-0Home station.12) Your primary station usually fixed and message capable
-1Home station personal mailbox.13) generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-2Gateways generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-3Full service BBS's.14) generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-4Network Nodes.15) generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
-5Console, keyboard or printer Other networks (Dstar, Iphones, Androids, Blackberry's etc)
-6Conference Bridges Special activity, Satellite ops, camping or 6 meters, etc
-7Crossband digipeaters and KA-Nodes walkie talkies, HT's or other human portable
-8Crossband digipeaters boats, sailboats, RV's or second main mobile
-9Mobiles Primary Mobile (usually message capable)
-10Winlink 2K internet, Igates, echolink, winlink, AVRS, APRN, etc
-11unassigned balloons, aircraft, spacecraft, etc
-12unassigned APRStt, DTMF, RFID, devices, one-way trackers*, etc
-13unassigned Weather stations
-14unassigned Truckers or generally full time drivers
-15Downlink address when exiting the far end of a network connection. generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc

Sources

12)
Note: “-0” not needed - automatically presumed if no SSID.
13)
Usually a TNC-based PBBS
14)
Those that forward mail and bulletins
15)
Having two or more radio ports that perform routing functions via TCP/IP, NetROM, etc. Can be combined with BBS's that also perform routing.
howto/ssid.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/01 07:52 by va7fi