[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Sun Jul 10 12:51:47 CDT 2005

On Sun, Jul 10, 2005 at 10:34:52AM -0700, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <hgerhardt at wavecable.com> flavor, containing:
> 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.

It seems that the SSn-N part of the new n-N paradigm was set up with exactly 
this sort of state-wide net need in mind.  One could have WIDEinf-inf trapping 
*AND* allow special-purpose long-haul traffic when necessary.

> 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.

Changing to FL7-7 for emergency WX traffic seems like just what the doctor 

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