Compatibility

In theory, SMSGTE should work with all APRS endpoints, however slight differences in the interpretation and implementation of APRS on some platforms has demonstrated that compatibility is not automatically universal. The following is a list of software and devices that have been tested by the developer and are known to work. Additional testing will be performed, subject to equipment availability.

APRS Radios and Trackers

Argent Data Systems
OpenTracker 3
Certified
OpenTracker currently uses the same sequence number at every power up. If the OT is rebooted, messages with the same sequence numbers within a 24 hour period will be treated as duplicates.
Kenwood
TH-D72A
Partial
Several users have reported success using this model, but it has not been fully tested.
TH-D74A
Certified
All messaging and command functions tested and issues have been identified. Requires firmware version 1.10 or higher
TM-D700A
Partial
Several users have reported success using this model, but it has not been fully tested.
TM-D710A
Certified
All messaging and command functions tested and fuction normally.
Yaesu
Yaesu only supports SSID from 0-15 on destination callsigns. This limits the use of SSID as aliases with Yaesu transceivers.
FT-1D
Partial
Several users have reported success using this model, but it has not been fully tested.
FT-2D
Certified
All messaging and command functions tested and fuction normally.
FTM-400DR
Untested
Some users have reported success using this model, but it has not been fully tested.
VX-8DR
Untested
Some users have reported success using this model, but it has not been fully tested.
VX-8G
User tested
Users have reported success using this model.

APRS Software

AGWTracker
Certified
All messaging and command functions tested and function normally.
aprs.fi for IOS
Incompatible
This software does not include sequence numbers with messages, therefore the gateway treats subsequent messages as duplicates.
APRSdroid
Certified
All messaging and command functions tested and function normally.
APRSISCE/32
Certified
All messaging and command functions tested and function normally.
UI-View 32
Partial
Some uses have reported success using this software, but it has not been fully tested.
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8 Replies to “Compatibility

  1. Thanks for a great resource.

    I have successfully use my Yaesu VX8G to:

    Send from APRS to SMS via SMSGTE, I receive an acknowledgement when I send.
    Receive from SMS to APRS, message LED illuminates on the VX8.
    Shortcuts work reliably.

    73 and have a great 2020
    Paul M5AAD

  2. I’m not sure when the above info on the TH-D72A was posted but I am using a D72A and it is working very well. I also use a Mobilnkd TNC with a older Icom IC-2720A with APRSDriod which is likewise working very well.

    73’s de KF3BH

  3. I’ve had great luck using SMSGTE using APRSIS32 through my Dstar 880 w/ a Signalink as an interface. Sent many messages using alias’. I’ve also had great luck sending msgs through my Yaesu FTM-400D…both via APRS Digipeaters.

  4. I have tested all of the commands using the YAAC APRS software, soundmodem TNC software and a signalink and it works well. Currently setting up an VX-8DR for testing and will let you know.

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