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[aprssig] Actually, the WIDE2-1,WIDE1-1 solution!

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Apr 1 18:40:02 UTC 2005


On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, William McKeehan wrote:

> The home stations know that if they hear packets then the tracked station is
> in the sticks.
>
> What if the stations all use WIDE2-2, home stations listen for 10 seconds or
> something to see if the big digi also heard it, if unheard, digi's it with a
> path like HOMESTATION*,ORIGPATH.
>
> If home stations generally run on PC's and not dumb TNC's, then the software
> should be able to be updated for something like this pretty simply.
>
> Thoughts?

Absolutely this would be a big win for the network.  Xastir already
does a similar thing for igated packets heading to RF:  If someone
else already igated it, Xastir doesn't.

Problem is, the most deployed home station software is UI-VIew, the
author is SK, and the source code for it is gone forever.  That
makes it hard to make wholesale changes to the clients.

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