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[aprssig] ideas for a simple digi

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Tue Mar 1 12:32:47 UTC 2005


On Mar 1, 2005, at 12:17 AM, Chris Kantarjiev wrote:

> Straightforward WIDEn-n with callsign sub, but no holding, delaying
> or checking for "already heard".

We already have too many low-intelligence devices on the network.  
You're tossing out duplicate suppression, which is the real advantage 
that WIDEn-n has over multiple WIDEs.  Duplicate digipeats lead to all 
the ping-pongs that consume excessive bandwidth.

If you absolutely _must_ include a digi feature, make it RELAY only and 
have it turned off by default; make the user do some work to turn it 
on.

IMO, if you can't make it _better_ than the digis that are already out 
there, just stick with making it a really good weather station and 
leave the digi feature out of it.

-Jason
kg4wsv





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