[aprssig] PATH clarification when travelling

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri Jul 29 14:34:32 CDT 2005

That depends on how you define "antique" - here in East TN, a path of WIDE2-2
will get you nowhere.

Has anyone done a "map" of locations that have moved to the new paradigm and
have abandonded the old RELAY and WIDE? I am under the impression that
dropping of RELAY and WIDE has only happened to a few areas.

On Fri, July 29, 2005 3:13 pm, Cap Pennell said:
> For most users, including mobiles, the best solution to this problem is to
> set plain WIDE2-2.  Try it.  Simply WIDE2-2 will work well and is
> recommended for use both with the up-to-date new paradigm digis _and_ the
> "unfortunately not yet updated" antique digis.
> 73, Cap KE6AFE
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Brad Smith
>   Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 10:43 AM
>   To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>   Subject: [aprssig] PATH clarification when travelling
>   [Apologies if this gets posted twice...]
>   Okay, I *think* I'm pretty clear on the new paradigm, but there's one
> lingering question to toss out. It involves a mobile taking a trip that'll
> involve travelling through areas that have upgraded to the new paradigm, and
> some that haven't.
>   If one were to set the path to, say "RELAY,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1", would that be
> the best compromise? I'm well aware that stopping to change the path as you
> entered each area would be ideal, but without adequate info (eg. a
> centralized database) of what PATH works best in what areas, that's a tad
> difficult (not to mention inconvenient in some cases).
>   Specifically, if I'm in an area where RELAY has been discontinued, and a
> local digi hears the above packet, will it just ignore the RELAY and deal
> with the WIDE1-1? Or will the fact RELAY is in the packet cause the whole
> thing to be tossed out?
>   Brad.
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William McKeehan
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