[aprssig] New Digi Settings
kc5zrq at d-star.us
Wed Jun 8 12:11:23 CDT 2005
All of the digipeaters in my area are KPC3 or KPC3+. We
have tried to set them to the new n-N paradigm but it hasn't
cut down on the amount of traffic. There are a bunch of
stations around here, and travelling through, that are using
paths like WIDE2-4 or WIDE2-6. The Kantronics TNC will just
decrement the -N and digipeat just like normal.
Yesterday we turned off TRACE and FLOOD and put WIDE2-1 and
WIDE2-2 into the UIDIGI field. Now everything local is
usually 1 hop. But this has serious problems. The main
problem is that there is no duplicate protection. So a
station with a strong signal or at a high spot can hit 5
local digis resulting in the equivalent of 5 hops.
Also this morning we have a band opening. Right now there
are about 60 stations more than 100 miles from me (and the
local digipeaters) being received by my home APRS station,
Here is a screen capture showing all the activity.
I know there is not much I can do about the tropospheric
ducting, but does anyone have any tips on programming the
KPC3/+ to work better with the New n-N paradigm? Especially
to cut-off the WIDE2-6 stations?
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