[aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility

Robbie - WA9INF mwrobertson at comcast.net
Tue Feb 22 12:52:28 CST 2005

Hi Curt,

That is what I was really trying to understand about changing home 
RELAYs to WIDEn-N.. These home RELAYs had a very important roll all 
along. But, if they become WIDENs, then the unless your ideas can be 
implemented, it could be bedlam all over again!

Until recently, I had never heard that the home RELAYs were meant to 
help a mobile make a WIDE digi through QRM.. I understood they were 
there because of the mobile's weaker signal, and fluttering while 
moving, not QRM.

Now, how can a home WIDEN prevent digipeating, unless it doesn't hear 
someone else do the job for the mobile?

This would be cool!


Curt, WE7U wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Jason Winningham wrote:
>>On Feb 22, 2005, at 12:17 PM, N5TIM wrote:
>>> Looks like this just put the HOME RELAYs out of work.
>>I'm thinking the most effective would be to change home RELAYS to
>>WIDEn-n, if they could be configured so that they digipeat _only_ if
>>the packet has never been digipeated.  Since I'm guessing home RELAYs
>>are mostly software based, this should be feasible.
> Yet another tweak:  Digipeat after a delay of XX seconds, but only
> if the packet hasn't been digipeated during that delay (first
> callsign in the digipeater field hasn't been used, or the SSID of a
> WIDEn-N hasn't been decremented yet).
> They'll remain quiet most of the time, except when needed.
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