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[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Mon Jul 4 21:04:48 UTC 2005

At 02:55 PM 7/4/2005, Eric Christensen wrote:
>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.

         Suggest you stand back and look at the big picture of what I've 
been trying to say for several years now.  The world is different 
everywhere you go -- you have 50 stations within about 66 miles, I have 50 
stations within 96 miles. (See and )

         Except I only see a fraction of them because you have to use a 
longer path that WIDE2-2 to get that far.

         And Bob -- who legitimately has a problem with congestion -- has 
50 stations within only 13 miles.  The whole "New N-n Paradigm" was to try 
a fix a problem that BOB is having, not me, and probably not you.  I 
seriously doubt this type of congestion occurs outside of big cities.

         If you read my message again, you may notice that I never said I 
want to see stations nation-wide.

         It would be really interesting if a few people from the east coast 
would come set up their stations in, say, Hereford, Texas, and see just how 
congested the system ISN'T.  We don't need these fixes out here because the 
system isn't congested out here.

         Try walking a mile in MY shoes...

Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk

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