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[aprssig] Question about RELAY

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Sat Apr 2 01:50:02 UTC 2005


On Apr 1, 2005, at 7:24 PM, kb2scs at optonline.net wrote:

> Naturally I could change it to do the same thing with WIDE1-1. But
> personally I like the use of the word relay since the definition of
> the word relay and the use of the word relay as a digi alias match.

The problem is that "RELAY" doesn't trigger the duplicate packet 
suppression code in the hardware that's on most of the "big" 
digipeaters.  RELAY is no big deal if a home station is the only one 
that hears it, but most of the time a big digi will hear it, which will 
result in duplicate copies of that packet chewing up bandwidth.

-Jason
kg4wsv





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