[aprssig] AA3JY-4 and WIDEN-N
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Apr 24 00:23:45 CDT 2005
joe at dellabarba.com wrote:
> The TT on my boat has had the same path for a long time. It worked
> fine until last week. I was wondering if someone reprogrammed this
> digi to ignore RELAY and WIDE. I *know* there has been a huge
> discussion about paths here, but what that translates into out in the
> field is not always so obvious. The unit is hard mounted and wired to
> the boat and reprogramming it is not a trivial task. I am frequently
> out where there are few or no digis in range. Now if I use a path like
> RELAY,WIDEn-n it will NOT work some places.
>> Once again see:
>> or the mirror of this page on my website at:
Effective immediately, RELAY is considered obsolete. Digis all over the
country are switching amazingly rapidly (considering the rancourous
debate of the last 6-9 months) to the "New Paradigm" standard and are
disabling both RELAY and dumb WIDE. The replacement for "RELAY" (i.e.
for home stations that want to be a first hop into the network) is now
The equivalent of "RELAY, WIDE " (two hops) or "RELAY, WIDE2-2" (three
hops) in the old order of things is now "WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1" (two
hops) or "WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2" (three hops) .
A home station not capable of true WIDEn-N, that wants to be a digi,
sets his alias for digipeating to "WIDE1-1" which even a simple dumb TNC
digi can repeat. Then the second hop "WIDE2-2" can be handled by true
WIDEn-N digis that can properly decrement the SSID; i.e
However, if a true N-n WIDE happens to hear the first hop WIDE1-1
(instead of a home station), it will repeat it and handle it properly
with N-n type dupe supression.
Furthermore, if you are truely " frequently out where there are few or
no digis in range.", why would the path matter at all?
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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