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[aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) ajfarmer at spenet.com
Mon Feb 21 20:56:14 UTC 2005


>UNTIL I started to see people running W2-2,W2-2,W2-2.

That begs the question, is that path intentional or do they just not know
any better?  Either they are totally confused with the changes or they are
trying to purposefully cause problems.

Either way, this seems like a case of some bad apples in the bunch and
should not represent the majority of APRS users.  Have you made any contact
with these people?

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Christensen, Eric
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 3:38 PM
To: David Odom; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility

Dave,
If everyone out there was as curious and you and your son, then we
wouldn't be having this discussion right now.  I agree that RELAY,W2-2
is an excellent path for everywhere (except maybe Los Angeles).  I would
support digipeaters utilizing a W2-2 in their UIDIGI to support one hop
UNTIL I started to see people running W2-2,W2-2,W2-2.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of tracker do you use?

73s,
Eric KF4OTN


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of David Odom
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 15:30
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility
> 
> 
> Eric,
> 
> I follow the Sig but say very little.  I disagree with you on 
> this thread 
> and feel I should speak up for those of us who travel a lot.  
> I am not a 
> trucker but my son, KG4RIP and I travel a lot using APRS to keep our 
> families informed.  In the past 2 years I have been in 27 
> different states 
> on two trips.  It makes no sense to us,  who cross a state in 
> 2 hours, and 
> maybe cross 3 or 4 in a day, to not provide a universal path 
> for travelers. 
> I used relay,w2-2 on my entire 27 state trip and was posted 
> on FindU when in 
> range of a digi.  There were some gaps for sure I10 in parts 
> of Texas and 
> I80 through Nebraska don't have much digi coverage but it 
> enough to give my 
> family a rough estimate where I am and that I am ok.
> 
> I believe we will lose a lot of the utility and interest in 
> APRS if we 
> abandon the ability of travelers to us a single universal 
> path.  Especially 
> those of us who travel a lot without copilots to operate the radios.
> 
> Dave
> W4VOR
> 
> 
> 
> 
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