[aprssig] Why RELAY,WIDE... is so bad....
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Apr 1 08:25:44 CST 2005
>>> "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> 3/31/05 6:01:14 PM >>>
>On the issue of how to combine home digi first-hop-assist
>with true WIDEn-N systems without using first-hop RELAY:
>How about: "WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2" ??
Good Idea! Worth a test!
1) It works via the fill-in-home-digi (with or without callsign
2) But if a normal digi hears it first, then it will be accepted under
the WIDEn-N algorithm and therefore if that same digi hears
a subsequent copy of it, it will ignore it!
WOW! Am I missing something or is this the Holy Grail?
It depends on the exact implementation in the KPC-3 as
to whether it cares or not about which WIDEn-N field it
is addressing or not. Definately worth a test!!!
>Set the alias of the former home "RELAY" digi to WIDE1-1
> instead. If a "dumb" home former-RELAY-type digi does
>the first digipeat, it marks WIDE1-1 as used.
>Then the true WIDEn-N digi(s) get a shot at the second
>part of the path. I assume that in the absence of a nearby
>home digi, a "real" WIDEn-N would digi the first hop, then
>the WIDE2-2 part would cause two more digipeats.
>Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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