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[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

Herb Gerhardt hgerhardt at wavecable.com
Sun Jul 10 17:34:52 UTC 2005


I think you are missing the point of NORMAL every day APRS usage.  That is
what the new settings are for but like everything else in life, you have to
be flexible and adjust to fit the situation.  This Hurricane is a prime

I am not sure what path you folks are using in your area (our normal one is
WIDE2-2 in the Pacific NW) but you should expand your path to its maximum
your system is configured for in order to reach as many stations as possible
via RF during a Hurricane or similar potential disasters.  Here in the
Pacific NW we elected not to truncate a path of WIDE7-7 to allow for
situation like this one where we need to reach a much larger area on RF
which may cover several states including Canada.  This was a safe thing to
do in our area since we have never had a problem with anyone using such an
absurd path for normal operations.

Flexibility is the key here.  Change your path to a larger path when needed
to suit a specific situation, but be sure to change you path back to the
normal recommended settings once that situation is back to normal.

Just my two cents worth,

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Chris Schwab
> Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:06 AM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'; aprsfl at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path
> Geoff:
> I am still gating it here in from my station in Pinellas. I think you used
> to see it originating from my station. Unfortunately, with this new wide
> routing, I don't think it's making it much further than Polk County any
> more.
> If you want some hints on how to make it happen, please feel free to shoot
> me an email and will go over it. Unfortunately, I think it means
> the guys in
> the middle might get the bulletins & position statements twice.
> I'm with you - I think we've done more harm than good with some of these
> changes implemented. While this might have been a good solution for the NE
> corridor or California, I think we've crippled the network in
> areas such as
> our own.
> 73!
> Chris N4BSA

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