[aprssig] How to digi 6x in the New APRS world?
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Aug 15 21:15:39 CDT 2005
w2ev at arrl.net wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've temporarily resubscribed to the list with the hope of someone
> explaining to me how to accomplish something that I need to accomplish
> this upcoming weekend...
> For the sake of the event, I have a need to have my APRS symbol seen
> over a wide area, using RF only ("assistance" [digipeating] in this
> event is ok, but it must be all-Amateur means of communication [no
> IGate/findU], so I'll be launching frames as ...,...,RFONLY).
> What would be the "new North American paradigm" setting for assuring
> that my APRS frame is digipeated for a maximum of six times, now that
> such pains have been made to limit people's ability to do so in the
> APRS service? Reply direct, if you believe that it is best to not
> reveal such strategies to the general list, please. This is for this
> upcoming weekend only...not something that I'm going to do for any
> appreciable length of time.
The "New Paradigm" is expressly intended to prevent this kind of
wide-area flooding. Most digis are now trapping and ignoring anything
over WIDE2-2 or WIDE3-3 . SIX hops will definitely be shot down on
most of today's digis!
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