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[aprssig] New User Question(s)

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Sun Jun 4 22:11:31 UTC 2006


Jim, your WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 digipath was working.
http://map.findu.com/W4BQP-5
http://map.findu.com/W4BQP

But the digis near you there in NW South Carolina _do_ still need updated
modern settings.

Your station was working through the KE4CJA-4 digi 42 miles away.  Not bad
at all.  hi hi
73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Jim Campbell
> Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 14:10 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [aprssig] New User Question(s)
>
>
> I am a new user and could use some handholding.  I have two APRS
> stations.  The first uses a laptop running UI-View through an MFJ-1274
> (KISS mode) into the home 2-meter station running about 10 watts into a
> Ringo Ranger II.  The second a TinyTrack3+ using a Deluo GPS and driving
> an HT running about a watt.  I have tried the HT with a rubber duck as
> well as a 5/8 wave mag mounted antenna on my car.
>
> The laptop can see local APRS stations as well as the TinyTrack3+, but
> none of the local digis appear to see either of my stations. I'm
> wondering if the problem is in setting up the routing.  Initially, I had
> the TT3 set up with a route of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1.  I believe the home
> station had just APRS as the route, but as I stated earlier I'm new and
> not sure if that is the entry for routing.  Should I set my routing as
> "APRS,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1"?
>
> In watching other local stations, I see the following kinds of routing:
> 1)  ...>APRS,W4ABC*,W4DEF*,...
> 2)  ...>3URS6T,W4GHI*...
>
> I understand that the first item in the routing list is really the
> destination, so the "APRS" makes sense as a generic destination.
> However, the "3URS6T" is a total mystery to me.  Also, does the "*"
> indicate that the message has been digipeated?
>
> I'm in a low-usage area.  UI-Aloha tells me that there are only 33
> stations in my area.
>
> I realize that I've asked several questions here, but any help would be
> much appreciated.
>
> Jim
> W4BQP, W4BQP-5





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