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[aprssig] New N Paradigm progress

Ken Brown W2KB at comcast.net
Tue Apr 26 00:40:50 UTC 2005


I've noticed that lately my station is seeing about 200 or so stations.
Used to be about 300 a few weeks ago.  I suspect that is in significant part
attributable to the new paradigm.

73, ---Ken W2KB

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: April 25, 2005 19:48
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] New N Paradigm progress

We are making some progress on the New N Paradigm.
As of today, FINDU shows about 16% converted.:

  56 new "S" digipeaters
103 new "L" digipeaters
    8 new "P" PacComm type digis

I think most of the "L" digis were some of the ones that
quickly implemented the New N Paradigm before it was
really in its final form and before we changed the recommendation
to "S" for those digis that also support their State or Section
type digipeating.

It is surprising, however, how many of these digis do not
quite follow the recommended abbreviation scheme that
would make it easy for everyone to be able to see what
a digi's capabilities are.. Typical might be:

R,W3,SSn  - means RELAY, WIDE3-3 and SSn-n
or W2,SSn  - means WIDE2-2 or SSn-N is recommended

Also, it only takes a few seconds of thought to format the
spacing of the text so that it shows up nicely on the front
panel of the D7 and D700.  Here is an example:

...PHG5430 W2, SSn...on 147.105 voice  repeater, AARC club

Would appear on the front panel of the radio as:

W3VPR:
W2,SSn 
on 147.105
 voice  

For travelers, this lets them know a friendly voice repeater too
where the APRS mobiles may hang out for voice QSO's too.

de WB4APR, Bob


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