[aprssig] Pete's NSR idea

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Fri Jun 24 11:10:28 CDT 2005

At 09:53 AM 6/24/2005, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> >>> needhame1 at plateautel.net 06/24/05 9:38 AM >>>
> > Bob has succeeded in getting people in the "sticks"
> >to change their digis so they will only repeat WIDE2-2
> >or less,
>Ah, but absolutely no where in anything I have ever written
>has that been what I said.  2-2 only applies to very
>dense or contiguous areas.

         Yes, I understand that, but I had a pretty good argument with the 
digi owner near Lubbock a couple of days ago.  He's been a good friend of 
mine, but he absolutely would not listen to what I had to say about the 
matter, and told me that WIDE2-2 is now the standard EVERYWHERE.  He also 
told me he was tired of seeing all the junk that comes through (like the 
station in west Texas that sends a weather report every 3 minutes or so) 
and WIDE2-2 was fixing that.  Seems to me that's a function of BUDLIST and 
SUPLIST, and crippling the digis is like swatting a fly with a Buick!

>Well managed NSR networks can work very well.
>But many digis are operted by absentee owners
>and by nature cannot be as responsive to changing
>needs as the current system.

         I have to say this -- the digi owner near Lubbock is VERY active 
and responsive.  But he's convinced that WIDE2-2 is the only way to allow now.

         I can't do any more until I find $50K (or more!) and I can put up 
my own towers to hold my own digis...<G>


Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk

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