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[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jul 5 00:14:24 UTC 2005


New mexico has always been interesting in that it has
more digipeaters than it has users.  But they sure
know how to do SAR..

>>> needhame1 at plateautel.net 07/04/05 4:04 PM >>>

>I have just been informed that the New Mexico 
>digis will be changing to the new paradigm...no more 
>than WIDE3-3. Currently, excluding digis, I only see 
>13 stations, and only 4 of these are in New Mexico, 
>including myself.
>
>I'm not sure I like this -- for YEARS I have been out 
>on the end of a long string of digis, and I don't see 
>much unless people use longer paths.  It's 
>very frustrating that so many people want to "jump 
>on the bandwagon" EVERYWHERE and fix problems 
>that only exist in the big cities.  

Yes, it seems that restricting hops to 3 in such a
sparse area, might be counterproductive, but then
it is hard for me to know, since I cant see the network
there and it is a world of difference to here where we
have 300 users in just a 150 mile radius.   Bob





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