[aprssig] Universal digi path

n2lbt at spamcop.net n2lbt at spamcop.net
Fri Jun 17 18:58:56 CDT 2005

It really just sounds like you're venting because this completely  
volunteer, amateur network failed you once or twice. A bunch of  
people have answered you but you did not reply to that advice on the  

One person said that one of the areas you traveled to/in are having  
some local problems with their digi. Did you offer to help this  
person or offer some feedback to the performance of his digipeater  
while you traveled in it's path so they can confirm your trouble?

Another person mentioned you adopt the national recommended path of  
WIDE2-2 or WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1. (good advice) You claimed to be running  
WIDE3-3. If you were to run that here, your packet will only get 1  
hop and then dropped. (Which is still plenty for an igate as all  
digipeaters are covered by igates within 100 miles of this location)

We're all sorry you are having an individual problem, but we cannot  
overcome the physics involved for you. Communication beyond your  
aloha circle in this type of shared channel becomes geometrically  
difficult, if not impossible.

Hundreds of folks like myself, pride ourself on the operation of our  
igates, and the service that it provides our locals and people whom  
travel through our area. The best way to help out is form or join a  
club and make sure your area has the services needed to handle this  
for you and the people that visit your area.

I suggest you monitor here, ask questions, and follow the advice and  
you will succeed in many of your travels. This is a hobby man, relax.  
If you want to complain to someone, pay your 49.95/mo to OnStar and  
use their 1-800 number.

Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Albany, NY

On Jun 17, 2005, at 6:06 PM, n4qwf at ntelos.net wrote:

> I posed the question more to see if I could get from here to there. It
> appears that unless you are trying to get to a well populated area  
> you are
> out of luck. I have a friend that drives a over the road truck and  
> he used
> to run APRS for a long time. Once he got past Ohio I lost him. He  
> did show
> on the internet from time to time but not often enough for me

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