[aprssig] Re: APRS help

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Sep 27 13:44:16 CDT 2005

whiskey7doa at gmail.com wrote:
> Ray McKnight wrote:
>> I believe you should change your path to WIDE2-1
> OK, Jason said I should use WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2. You say I should use 
> WIDE2-1. In short, what is the difference between the three. What do 
> the numbers signify?
They determine how many digipeater hops your packets will be 
transmitted, and what kind of digipeaters will be used.   Starting about 
9 months ago, a massive change in recommended path settings started 
being phased in  to reduce the channel congestion on 144.39 due to 
continued growth of APRS activity.  As a result, nearly all print 
recommendations on path settings, such as the Kenwood instruction 
manuals, are now obsolete. 

The history and current settings for APRS path settings are explained in 
detail here:
 "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating

Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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Updated APRS Symbol Chart

New/Updated "Rev G" APRS     http://webs.lanset.com/wa8lmf/aprs
Symbols Set for UI-View,
UIpoint and APRSplus:

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