[aprssig] Preliminary delayed packet analysis

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Fri Jun 16 11:39:07 CDT 2006

Joel N7XUC wrote:
> I see a few people doing things like:
> WIDE3-3,WIDE3-3,WIDE3-3 as paths.  Clearly some digi somewhere is
> trapping WIDE4+...

Around here, many digis will allow such packets to go into APRS-IS (because
they'll transmit the packet once with no more path, and an IGate still hears
the digi DIRECT), but they won't operate WIDE3-3 (or higher) as the user
intended.  That's a good thing.  West of the Rockies at least, two hops is
routinely enough and more is not nice.

It needn't be complicated.

WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 while mobile, plain WIDE2-2 from home or BASE.  Courteous to
the other VHF users.  Thanks.

73, Cap KE6AFE

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