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[aprssig] Fill-In digis ?

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Mon Oct 3 22:51:54 UTC 2005

I'm thinking about a digi that just went up; N4TJM-1. It is currently
configured as a WIDE digi (new paradigm). I think it's overlap with our big
digi, WA4KJH-7, makes this a bad idea and I think it should only be a fill-in
digi. I am not the owner of said digi, but want to offer some advice and want
to be able to fully explain my position to the guy that has put the digi up.

There are some areas where that digi will be able to hear that WA4KJH-7 can
not, so it would make a great fill-in digi location, but I'm not sure about
the WIDE.

Note that WA4KJH-7 is currently not a WIDEn-N digi; we hope that will change
before winter.

On Mon, October 3, 2005 6:11 pm, Keith - VE7GDH said:
> William KI4HDU wrote on Oct 3 2005
>> Exactly what I was looking for - thanks!
>> The NWAPRS site has a lot of information. Do you (or anyone else)
>> have any discussion on how to determine if a digi should be a
>> Fill-in
>> Digi vs a Full WIDEn-N dig?
> Here on the APRS SIG should be appropriate. Anyone can also join the
> NWAPRS SIG (follow the link on the site at www.nwaprs.info) to join
> it. It isn't limited to hams just in the Pacific Northwest.
> I would say that if you live in a location where there is a bit of
> difficulty hitting the WIDEn-n digis, your location would be a good
> candidate for a WIDE1-1 "fill-in" digi.... unless there was already a
> "bunch" of them all close to each other. You don't want the WIDE1-1
> digis too close together. What's the approximate lat / long of where
> you would be placing it? I and others could look on the map and see
> how it looks.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
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William McKeehan
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