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[aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility

N5TIM n5tim at comcast.net
Tue Feb 22 18:17:52 UTC 2005


Looks like this just put the HOME RELAYs out of work.  I disagree with the 
percentages. What to do now?

73, John - N5TIM

At 08:20 2/22/2005, you wrote:
> >>> mwrobertson at comcast.net 2/21/05 8:36:26 PM >>>
> >As Bob Bruninga said a few days ago, RELAY,WIDE2-2
> >in metro areas, and  maybe RELAY,WIDE3-3 out in the
> >boonies for travelers..
>
>Now that we have finalized the New n-N pParadigm,
>I do not recommend starting a path with RELAY.  Yes,
>it has value 1% of the time when you are out of range
>of a digi and in range of a HOME RELAY, but the other
>99% of the time, that mobile could be generating 2 to 3 times
>the number of dupes on every single packet he transmits
>when he hits more than one digi.  It just is not worth it.
>
>If there is a black hole, then put a WIDEn-N digi there.
>WIDEn-N has perfect dupe elimination and so adding
>a digi only adds ONE copy occasionally as opposed to
>2 to 3 times as many dupes on every packet from
>every mobile...
>
>These fill-in digis should trap then other N-s so as not
>to dupe every packet in the area..
>
>So my recopmmendation for the last several weeks now
>has been to drop the leading RELAY and just use
>WIDE2-2 for local commuting.  WIDE3-3 for travelers
>east of the Mississippi and WIDE4-4 for truckers and
>long-haul travelers west of the Mississippi except for
>obvbious places on the west coast...
>
>de WB4APR, Bob
>
>
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