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[aprssig] Why RELAY,WIDE... is so bad....

Phillip B. Pacier ad6nh at arrl.net
Fri Apr 1 17:49:04 UTC 2005


What a pain in the rear!

Fix the digipeaters as we have done in So. Cal and other places in the 
country.

Path = WIDE2-2

Done.

Your proposals are far too confusing for 80+% of the APRS users.

73
Phil - AD6NH
www.aprsca.net

Curt, WE7U wrote:

>On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Robert Bruninga wrote:
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>>No.  The recommendation would be
>>
>>WIDE1-1,WIDE1-1 in any area that is quite well saturated (2 hops)
>>WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 in the boonies...
>>
>>No way do we want WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3 which is a 4 hop path
>>
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>>>Of course the sets the minimum number of hops to 3.
>>>The rule of thumb would become never run WIDE1-1
>>>after the first position.
>>>      
>>>
>>ARGH!!! you are right.  It wont work!  Because for the
>>95% of the time when the mobile is hitting a big digi
>>direct, then all the HOME stations will be then making
>>another copy!   Grrrrr.....
>>
>>Back to the drawing board.  Or do it like you say and
>>let it be WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2.   But I dont like making all
>>mobiles then be 3 hops
>>
>>OK, This will work:  Make the mobiles be
>>
>>WIDE0-1,WIDE1-1
>>
>>Make all the fill-in-digis have the alias of WIDE0-1
>>Thus they WILL respond to the initial WIDE0-1 but
>>will not respond to the big digi's WIDE1-1 later...
>>
>>Will that work?
>>    
>>
>
>That's better than what I came up with this morning and then quickly
>scrapped...
>
>I think that's the best modification yet.  "WIDE0-1,WIDE2-2" would
>then be my mobile path.
>
>Will hilltops respond to WIDE0-1?  I know the house digi's can be
>made to.
>
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