[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Eric Christensen kf4otn at ericsatcom.net
Mon Jul 4 15:55:36 CDT 2005

You can't expect to see people on your screen nation-wide.  There
isn't enough bandwidth available on a 1200 baud to do that.  Just
because you want to see people that are 4 hops away doesn't mean they
should change their paths as they would probably be adding to a
sensitive network that is near them.


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Earl Needham
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 16:27
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

At 02:16 PM 7/4/2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
>You know, there really is no universal path.... if folks in your
>would switch to NSR, the digiowners could determine what digi's
>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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