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Standard SSID's

Even though we can tell (most of the time) from a station's ICON the type of station they are, a set of standards have been devised that links the SSID (the number part of the callsign) with the ORIGIN of the beacon. These standards apply globally.

For example, VK3EFG has a TinyTrack setup with the icon as a CAR. When we see this station on the map we know that it is a car, however how dod the beacon get into the network? Using the standard SSID table below, we could tell this information easily by looking at the callsign:

  • VK3EFG-9 would indicate a standard VHF mobile setup.
  • VK3EFG-6 would indicate that the station is sending APRS via the ARISS satellites
  • VK3EFG-15 would indicate that the station is operating HF APRS.
  • VK3EFG-7 would indicate that the station is using a Kenwood D7 Handheld, and therefore LOW power.

Here are those common defaults:

-0 (No SSID) Home Station
-1 Digipeater, or Home Station running a Fill-In Digi,
-2 Digipeater [#2] on 70CM
-3 Digipeater [#3]
-4 HF to VHF Gateway
-5 IGate (Dedicated system, not home station)
-6 Operation via Satellite
-7 Kenwood D7 Handheld
-8 Secondary Mobile usage (also Maritime vessels)  (VHF / UHF)
-9 Mobiles (VHF / UHF)
-10 Operation via Internet Only (No RF capability)
-11 is for APRStouch-tone users (also high altitude balloons)
-12 Portable Units such as Laptops, Camp Sites etc
-14 Interstate Truckers
-15 Operation via HF

As always, these are only a RECOMMENDATION, however it would be appreciated if these standards could be followed as much as possible.

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