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[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

n2lbt at spamcop.net n2lbt at spamcop.net
Sun Jul 10 17:56:34 UTC 2005


This situation should not be viewed as a simple emotional "I think  
it's worse now". This theory of operation is all based on real data  
and real physics. APRS was meant to operate in a local tactical  
network. In my mind this means if you want to reliably communicate  
you should stay in your aloha circle.

You are in a extremely active APRS area, and you should calculate for  
yourself what that range is. You're running UI-View32, use the plugin  
to tell your what that circle is. My guess is it's like 30 miles or  
less. This means you should be attempting to send your packets  
outside this area.

You appear to be sending packets out WIDE3-3 every 3 minutes. In my  
opinion, operating a station in this manor is the reason we have this  
massive congestion problem in the first place. Take a look at what  
you're doing and how it's effecting your local and surrounding areas.

The digipeaters in Lakeland are not passing your packets. If you have  
a problem with that, you should contact them and find out why they're  
doing that. I'm sure there must be a reason. If you feel you have a  
reason to communicate over such a wide area, you can do it directed,  
ie. specify the digipeaters you want to attempt to use. (no  
guarantees, this is unconnected packets), or you can lower your path,  
ie WIDE2-2 which will INCREASE your coverage.

I'm can't believe that one of the most visited areas in the world  
doesn't have it's own iGate, and relies on a iGate 100 miles away  
apparently serving hundreds of APRS users? I thought there was one  
the last time I visited. If there is, then why is a igate in St.  
Petersburg running a reverse gate path into another iGate's coverage  
area?




On Jul 10, 2005, at 1:05 PM, Chris Schwab wrote:

> 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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