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Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jun 6 01:31:28 UTC 2006

Because W1-1,W2-2 would go a total of 3 hops and in
most of the areas of the USA high population APRS densities,
3 hops is considered excessive.  Hence the recommendation
to go W1-1,W2-1 in those areas.  Pre-decrementing the 
second entry.   

We do NOT want to see W1-1,W1-1 which is the same thing, 
because that re-triggers all the home W1-1 and fill-in digis that 
just adds QRM.


>>> markm at kramrellim.com 06/05/06 11:28 AM >>>
Bob and all,

I have a basic question about the WIDEn-N parameters.

I think I understand that the first number indicates the desired number of 
hops, and the second number indicates the number of hops remaining.  I 
understand the concept of WIDE1-1, but cannot understand WIDE2-1.  If 2 
hops are desired, then why set the second parameter to allow only 1 hop?

I have read the

APRS Digipeating and Path Selection 101 at 
http://webs.lanset.com/wa8lmf/DigiPaths/ .  Is there another link to a 
explanation of the WIDEn-N theory?


Mark N5RFX 

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