[aprssig] RELAY, WIDE4-4,IGATE?
Stephen H. Smith
WA8LMF2 at aol.com
Thu Sep 9 16:49:03 CDT 2004
William McKeehan wrote on 9/9/2004, 2:04 PM:
> If the first Relay is an IGATE, then the packet becomes digipeted as:
> thus avoiding a large amount of RF traffic?
The problem is that most igates are not digipeaters and vice versa.
Digipeaters need to be in high (and often remote) places like mountain
tops or the rooftops of high buildings where there often isn't Internet
access. Igates have to be located in places with broadband Internet
access like homes and offices that don't have the commanding coverage
needed for effective digipeaters.
An igate that is not a digi won't be in a position to reformat a path.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
Home Page: http://wa8lmf.com
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