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[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Mon Jul 4 20:27:18 UTC 2005

At 02:16 PM 7/4/2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
>You know, there really is no universal path.... if folks in your area
>would switch to NSR, the digiowners could determine what digi's served
>40 stations.... which in your case seems to be more than 4 hops.  It
>could be setup so that the city digi's only propagate packets
>originating in the city area, and the outskirt digi's could digi the
>stuff from the rural areas and the stuff heard from within the city
>digis too.

         At the risk of answering before I cool down, and thus sound like a 
hothead, I'm going to answer now.

         I don't think anybody is really interested in figuring out for 
themselves what their digis should do.  I think that most are waiting to 
see what comes across the list and who is the loudest with it, and then 
they are all going to follow suit.  I mean, after all, what sense does it 
make to limit yourself to 2 or 3 hops when that distance will only cover 
maybe 30 HAMS, and only perhaps 15 APRS ops?  But that's what they're doing.

         If it's going to get to the point that I am excited to see 
somebody show up on my screen, then I might as well be on 6-meter PropNet 
where the excitement is genuine, instead of what is supposed to be a 
nation-wide system but no longer is.


Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk

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