[aprssig] Pete's NSR idea
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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