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[aprssig] what is RELAY, WIDE, TRACE, etc?

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Mon Aug 2 19:13:06 UTC 2004


At 12:25 08/02/2004 -0600, Larry Cerney wrote:
 >Jason,
 >
 >No user should use WIDE9-9.  APRS is a local tactical network with
 >capabilities to send information a long way.  For each of us user we should
 >have paths no farther than the first Igate.  Once a position beacon gets to

There are other reasonable goals besides getting a packet to an Igate, that 
may require more than 1 or 2 hops. While 9 is probably excessive, 3 to 5 
may be reasonable, depending on what the originators' goal is.

Many of us consider the APRS-IS a wonderful thing, but view APRS as more of 
an on-air system, and operate with that assumption.


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