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Fwd: Re: [aprssig] Lets Fix New-N now!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Oct 21 15:10:37 UTC 2005

>>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.

Turns out, they live within 50 miles of Knoxville
Tennessee, which if you remimber my post back in
August, is a black-hole for WIDEn-N since the
mountain top digi there only supports RELAY, WIDE
and yet has over 100 mile coverage along
the national artery of I-40.

>>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!

Remember all of the 114 can be changed to "P" digis
that support WIDEn-N up to 3-3.  And the others
can all support at least WIDE1-1 and continue to work
just as they do now.

>>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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