[aprssig] Lets Fix New-N now!

Ron Tonneson ronton at southslope.net
Tue Oct 18 17:52:06 CDT 2005

I am running a KPC-3+ with Rom Ver 9.1, should I use the settings here 
<http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/kpc3+WIDEn.txt> for this configuration?

Ron - K0QVF

Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Everyone in APRS:
> I received this email (below) from the wife of a long 
> distance APRS traveler, frustrated by those parts 
> of the USA network that still have not moved over 
> to the New-N full support of WIDEn-N.
> Please lets get those digi parameters changed to 
> fully support WIDEn-N under the New-N paradigm
> so that it DOES work everywhere.   There are still
> 114 old "T" digis and 95 "R" digis and 12 "W" digis
> that dont support WIDEn-N at all!
> Look at the letter below, and look at your map for
> these digis and lets get them fixed...  But be nice.
> de Wb4APR
> *----------
>>Dear Sir,
>>My husband... changed to the new format...
>>instead of RELAY..., but since he'll be 
>>on the road for 2 months... I'd let you know 
>>how it is for ME with [this]... new format.
>>When he uses RELAY..., he is harrassed by 
>>numerous of your base unit operators... MOSTLY
>>in the  DC corridor ... with antagonistic comments...
>>which I personally think makes the senders look 
>>rude and crude.  
>>When he uses your new format, it's VERY 
>>UPSETTING TO ME.  I use... findu.com to keep 
>>track of where he is....  We had a truck driving 
>>ham friend who died in his truck and wasn't found
>>for 10 days. 
>>Since using your new format, I HAVE NOT BEEN 
>>ABLE TO TRACK HIM...about 75% to 80% of the 
>>time.  Without RELAY..., he's NOT ID'd in MOST 
>>localities outside the DC corridor...
>>it's NOT the truck drivers who are keeping your 
>>new format from working... it's the land based 
>>systems all over the US that are NOT USING IT.  
>>Please tell your local stations they aren't helping 
>>get cooperation by sending nasty, negative, 
>>antagonistic comments to the mobiles passing 
>>through their areas.  They are abrupt to the point 
>>of rudeness and that's NOT the way to get drivers 
>>to cooperate.  
>>My husband is going to put RELAY BACK in his ...
>>[path]... cause I need to know where he is as much 
>>as possible... since  using the new format, it's NOT ...
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