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[aprssig] APRS help

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Tue Sep 27 18:49:52 UTC 2005

But a two hop path of WIDE2-2 or WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 (mobile) is a better
routine.  Users in Jason's area don't benefit from a 3 hop path either.
73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Jason Winningham
> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:33 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS help
> On Sep 27, 2005, at 1:00 PM, Rahn wrote:
> > However, I do not get the "MY POSITION" message back to indicate it's
> > being digipeated. But then again, that could be a path problem, right?
> right.  I'd guess that it is probably a path issue.
> > 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?
> The total is how many times your packet gets digipeated.  E.g., a
> WIDE3-3 path or a WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 path is asking for 3 hops (in
> slightly different ways).  WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 is asking for 2 hops.
> Which is "best" depends on the traffic load and the configuration of
> the digipeaters in your area.  I suggested a 3 hop path because that's
> appropriate in my area (and I don't know where you are).  In areas with
> more APRS traffic, a 2 hop (WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1) or one hop path may be
> recommended.
> The numbers in WIDEX-Y indicate that you are asking for X hops, and
> have Y hops left (i.e., the packet has already been digipeated X-Y
> times).
> The confusing use of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 instead of the theoretically
> equivalent WIDE2-2 is due to the limitations of the archaic equipment
> that provide a large percentage of the APRS digipeater infrastructure.
> Depending on the equipment in your area, WIDE2-2 may work just fine.
> Once you get on the air, try it and see.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv

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