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[aprssig] New n-N and 28 versus 30

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Mon Dec 20 19:21:48 UTC 2004


On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> I also wonder if it is also time to change  the common
> 28 second filter parameter in most digis' UIFLOOD, and UITRACE
> parameters from 28 to 32?
>
> It was set to 28 so that people running 30 second trackers
> would not get filtered out.
>
> These days, No one should be running 30 seconds *routinely*
> so why not change the filter to 32 so they CANT (routinely).
> Of course the SYSOP can change it to 19 seconds if he
> wants for any special event or for doing mobile coverage
> studies at a 20 second rate if he wants,...
>
> But in general, I dont see why we leave this floodgate
> open for such rare occassions.  Better to keep it closed
> most of the time and only open it up when needed..
>
> I'm changing all my docs to show this.  or at least 30 secs.

How about changing it to 40 or 45?  Hold-off on the trackers can
easily delay for several seconds on a busy channel.

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