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[aprssig] New Paradigm progress map?

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Aug 30 15:23:51 UTC 2005


So...

How does one change a PacComm digi to the new scheme?  Is there a third
party PD open source EPROM available?  As I've not found PacComm (or the
sole agent here in the UK) particularly responsive re any query about
updating older TNC's, or even getting hold of the stand alone Tracker
rom's.

73.

Dave G0WBX

(Home of several currently dormant TNC-220's that may get a new life, if
I could get the firmware!)


> Here is a list of the 120  NO-YET-CONVERTED PacComm type 
> TRACE digis.  These are the worst problem in the new-N 
> paradigm, because they cannot do WIDEn-N at All!
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/symbol.cgi?icon=Tpound&limit=200
> 
> The overseas ones and their lack of efficiency does not 
> impact us in the USA.  But the list of TRACE digis that have 
> changed over to suport the New-N paradigm and have changed to 
> a "P" overlay are miserably small (only 13):
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/symbol.cgi?icon=Ppound&limit=200
> 
> Hopefully some of these have changed to UIDIGI ROMS.
> But this shows you how broken the APRS network is until we 
> get these old RELAY-WIDE-TRACE digis changed over.
> 
> AND IT IS SIMPLE AND DOES NOT NEED A TRIP TO THE SITE.  Just 
> change the aliases from 
> 
> from: RELAY,WIDE, TRACE, SS, 
> to:     WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2,WIDE3-3,WIDE2-1
> 
> Done (though there are many other changes receommeded as well 
> on this page to also prevent the digi from beaconing too 
> often and too far:
> 
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/PacComm-settings.txt
> 
> Bob




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