[aprssig] Re: Worst Path of the Day

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 27 17:23:11 CDT 2004

Why can't educated digi operators send beacons to
announce regional path plans?  

If someone is using an inappropriate path, track them
down and send them messages to kindly change to the
regional norm.

If that doesn't work because you can't contact them or
they ignore you, then tell the digi to exclude them
via a bud list or something.

Let me know what you think.

I have deleted a lot of messages on this thread and if
this was alread hashed out, forgive my repeating it


--- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> >>> wa7nwp at jnos.org 10/27/04 2:11:02 PM >>>
> >> "This position arrived at FINDU via a path that
> is too long and
> >> considered in appropriate on the APRS RF system."
> >Path is too long for where?   A path that's too
> long for Seattle
> >is appropriate and necessary in Montana.   It's a
> regional problem.
> Then fix the regional problem by adding an IGate
> (trivial to do)
> between every 3rd digi.  With the mountains out
> there, I find
> it hard to believe that it would not be easy to have
> an
> IGate within 3 hops of every digi in the state..
> Remember, this does not restrict RF users.  It only
> is a warning
> to users trying to use FINDU (typically blind
> trackers) who dont
> even see any on -air packets and are blind to the
> problems they
> are causing.  So it is only the APRS-IS users that
> are being
> so warned..
> Bob  

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