[aprssig] APRS routing strategies
Henk de Groot
henk.de.groot at hetnet.nl
Mon Feb 14 15:37:52 CST 2005
William McKeehan schreef:
> This would let the user define how far out his beacon should propogate - yeah,
> it would require some more smarts on the part of the digi's and it may not be
> something that can easily be accomplished.
A configuration like this has been running in the Seattle area for over
three years now! So it *very* feasible and even has proven itself in
real-life operation. Ask Bill Vodall, WA7NWP. I think he uses LOCAL,
REGION, WORLD, DIRECT, IGATE and maybe by now he also added his proposal
on januari 5th: "ALOHA".
One could add MOBILE to support any mobile tracker so the mobile station
never has to change its path again!
It has been attemted to discus this on this SIG a number of times, I don't
know who raised this proposal the first, could be Bill, Gerry or even me.
I know Bill at least brought this up a number of times but somehow this
option is ignored *every time*.
I believe the reason to keep ignoring this excellent solution is that
people just love their Kantronics box so much that suggesting any solution
that the firmware of this box can't handle is godspe. So if your solution
does not run on a native KPC-whatever then just keep quiet since you will
be ignored anyway.
P.S. Over the last few weeks I've been tempted to write the same
suggestion as you did and eventhough I even wrote some messages I was able
to come to my senses before hitting the Send button. This time I failed...
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