[aprssig] Using RELAY or WIDE1-1 in a path

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Sat Sep 10 19:34:55 CDT 2005

A link from there leads to

Where it's stated (in part):
"WARNING:  However, like anything, the setting can be abused.  Just like
RELAY, users should never use WIDE1-1 anywhere except the first hop in a
Just like RELAY was never used beyond the first hop, because it keys up all
of the fill-in-digis at once."

The "wars" have been fought and ended some time back, and now it's clearly
time for us to all implement the new paradigm for the benefit of all the

73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of William McKeehan
> Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 16:51 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Using RELAY or WIDE1-1 in a path
> Maybe I'm overlooking it, but I do not see any reference to not
> using WIDE1-1
> in any position beyond the first under the new paradigm in the referenced
> document.
> If I'm missing it, please point it out to me.
> On Sat, September 10, 2005 7:34 pm, Mark White said:
> > On Sat, 09/10/2005, 07:17PM, William McKeehan wrote:
> >> Is there any "official" web site that explains why it is a bad
> idea to use
> >> RELAY or WIDE1-1 in the path (except in the first position)? I
> have a few
> >> users in my area that are doing it and I want to explain it to
> them, but
> >> would
> >> like to have some "official" backup.
> >>
> >
> > That's a question that will be the cause of Flame War III...
> >
> > http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/aprs/fix14439.html

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