[aprssig] Re: [XDigi] Programing the X-Digi??

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Tue Oct 11 11:11:08 CDT 2005

Reply below.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Jason Winningham
> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 05:55 AM
> To: XDigi at yahoogroups.com
> Cc: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] Re: [XDigi] Programing the X-Digi??
> On Oct 10, 2005, at 7:40 PM, Vince wrote:
> > I hope someone out on the list here can help me with setting the
> > configuration on a TNC-X by Coastal Chip Works that I have just put
> > together, it has the X-Digi daughter Board, so it can be set up as
> > a digipeater.
> [snick]
> > I would like to set it up as a fill-in digpeater
> I'll assume your question is how to set up the X-Digi as a fill-in
> digi, since there's not an actual question anywhere in your message.
> A fill-in digi, as I understand, only responds if it is the first
> digi to hear the packet.  In the NewN-N paradigm it would respond to
> WIDE1-1 and nothing else.
> So, for an X-Digi, UIFLOOD and UITRACE should be blank, and one of
> the UICALL aliases would be WIDE1-1.
> > for events where the regular digipeaters in the area are not able
> > to cover.
> OK, I'm not sure you want a fill-in digi.  This sounds more like a
> regular digi, set up temporarily for an event.  In this case, the
> configuration you have looks fine, except possibly for the limit of 4
> on WIDEn-n.  Check with the APRS digi operators/users/working group
> in your area for the appropriate limit, but it will probably be 3 or 2.
> I'm copying this message to the APRS-SIG, too, so someone can correct
> me if I'm wrong.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv

A fill-in digi is all you might need for an event too.  That temporary
"fill-in/event" digi only operates WIDE1-1.  All the participating mobile
stations, both special event mobiles and daily commuters, leave their paths
routinely set to
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 to participate in special events too.  It works, and is one
of the big advantages of the new North American settings that Mobiles can
use the same WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path routinely and in special events.
73, Cap KE6AFE

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