[amsat-bb] aprs data stamped with date and time

Abdeslam Salah salahabd11 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 11:03:13 PDT 2013

Hi All,

In the page 15 of the book “KENWOOD Listen to the future – TH-D72A/E”. It
is written:

Step 1: Built in Clock

APRS data will be stamped with date and time. Therefore, the built-in clock
must be set.

Since the time acquired via the GPS receiver is UTC, Time Zone must be

Can anybody tell me how the APRS data is stamped with date and time in the
TH-D72 APRS Packet? Is there a new APRS Mic-Encoder Format that’s include
time and date.

If not how can I add time and date of the position measurement in the APRS
packet? This is very important for me because I try to save the positions
of a mobile periodically, and send them when the satellite is in visibility.

The simple way is to use the field packet path. Since the communication is
via satellite and we don’t need relay or wide…

Have you any advise or elegant way to do this? I think it would be a good
thing if the APRS Mic-Encoder Format take care of the date and time of
position measurement.



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