[aprssig] Lets Fix New-N now!
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Oct 20 22:27:07 CDT 2005
I dont have the original mesage anymore, but maybe
he was confused thinking that every USER TNC
had to be a new TNC to work with the New-N system?
If so, he was confused. Absolutely ANY TNC since
1986 or so can be used by a USER in APRS. Just maybe
not as a stand-alone digi... Bob
>>> Tom Russo <russo at bogodyn.org> 10/20/05 10:45 PM >>>
On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 06:07:52PM -0400, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <bruninga at usna.edu> flavor, containing:
> You are in New Mexico?
> I thought that NM was 100% WIDEn-N
> Im confused.
The Upper Rio FM Society, which operates most of the high/wide digis, has set
all of its 30 or so digis to use the WIDEn-N paradigm. They are certainly
not the only digis in the state, but they are the ones at all the high peaks.
Perhaps Keith is talking about fill-in digis --- there may well be some areas
that need such fill-ins and these might not have myalias set to WIDE1-1 yet.
At least in the central part of the state, WIDEn-N is working Just Fine.
However if folks are using RELAY,WIDE as the first bits of paths then the high
digis aren't going to digipeat them and they will be disappointed. A mobile
using RELAY,WIDE will not get very far unless operating in an area of New
Mexico that still has some of these fill-ins.
>From where I sit a bit East of Albuquerque, I see 26 digipeaters in a 140 mile
radius of my home (my current ALOHA circle), all of them new paradigm WIDEn-N
digis. I'm seeing mobile stations from just inside the Arizona border
who are getting to me on the second hop of their WIDE3-3 paths. I even see
a few WIDE3-3 stations from as far as 300 miles away. But then there are some
very high digis near me with extraordinary coverage.
Tom Russo KM5VY SAR502 DM64ux http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
Tijeras, NM QRPL#1592 K2#398 SOC#236 AHTB#1
"The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly
worth the effort." -- Norton Juster
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