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[aprssig] Digipeating with a Kam

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Aug 17 03:46:15 UTC 2005


wa8lmf2 at aol.com wrote:

> rradiohham1 at earthlink.net wrote:
>
>> What do you need to digipeat with Kam TNC using the new paradigm?.
>>  
>> I work events, (50K runs), using pocket trackers and TT-3s, but the 
>> terrain  has a lot of hills and not providing very good coverage in 
>> the area of the run. And would like to set up a digipeater for the 
>> day of the event. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area, and there are 
>> several digipeaters around, but they do not cover the area of the 
>> runs very well.
>>  
>> I have a KPC-3 with ver. 6.0, a Kam Plus with ver. 8.0 and another 
>> with ver. 8.2. Can I set up a digipeater with these using the new 
>> settings? or do need to go to ver.9.1 and a new Kam to do this? Or is 
>> there another way to do it on a temporary digipeater?
>>  
>> Can the any of these Kam's be upgraded to ver. 9.1 if it is necessary?.
>
>
> NO.   Only the current KPC3+ and 9612  (which use a completely 
> different microprocessor from the original KPC3) can use the new 
> firmware.   
>
>>  
>> I would like to use the new paradigm (WIDE2-2), to use the 
>> digipearters in the area as well.
>>  
>> TIA and 73
>> Vince, K6BIR
>
> Are you planning to set up these as WIDE1-1 home-relay-digis, or as 
> full SSID-decrementing WIDEn-Ns ?  (I.e. are you going to set the 
> trackers paths to something like "WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1"  or to just 
> "WIDE2-2" ?)  
>
> If you use the latter, you can set any of these older units to respond 
> to an alias of WIDE1-1 which it will digipeat as a simple fixed call. 
>
Oops!  Screwed up the phasing as I re-arranged the sentence during 
composition. 

The sentence above should read:

If you use the FORMER, you can set any of these older units to respond 
to an alias of WIDE1-1 which it will digipeat as a simple fixed call. 





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