[aprssig] Actually, the WIDE2-1,WIDE1-1 solution!
archer at eskimo.com
Fri Apr 1 12:40:02 CST 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.
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.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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