[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Mon Jul 4 20:54:37 CDT 2005

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 07:34:54PM -0600, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <needhame1 at plateautel.net> flavor, containing:
> At 07:16 PM 7/4/2005, Tom Russo wrote:
> >Still, at my home station my calculated ALOHA range is 107 miles and 
> >contains
> >16 "mobiles in motion", 6 "other mobiles", one WX station, and 7 home 
> >stations.
> >The ALOHA range is that short due to the presence of 14 digipeaters inside 
> >that
> >range, all of which can be hit from my station with one or two hops.  
>         As a comparison, my ALOHA circle runs about 200 miles most days, 
> IF I elect to see the digis in New Mexico.  if I exclude the digis, I can't 
> even get UI-ALOHA to generate an ALOHA circle, there are too few stations 
> out this way.

Ignoring digis in the ALOHA calculation is sorta meaningless, since it's the
digis that help saturate the channel.  Does UI-ALOHA take that into account?

> >I hear stations from all corners of the state using 3-hop paths.  I get 
> >tons
> >of 5-hop stations from out of the state, most of them on their third or 
> >fourth
> >hop.  My current screen shows 250 stations heard on RF --- about 97 of 
> >which
> >are digis, and many of which are as far away as 600 miles, using WIDE7-7
> >paths.
>         Wow, that's a LOT.  Where do they come from?  Nevada, Utah, 
> Colorado, or maybe all of these plus more?

Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Kansas and Oklahoma.  There are a fair
number in New Mexico, of course, but they're in the minority.  A mobile station 
in Kansas got its posits to my station via a 3-hop digi path, a distance of 
487 miles.  

Tom Russo    KM5VY     SAR502  DM64ux         http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
Tijeras, NM  QRPL#1592 K2#398  SOC#236 AHTB#1 
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