[aprssig] Re: Tracker Smart Pathing: user types, alternatives
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Mar 23 16:32:30 CST 2006
>>> scott at opentrac.org 03/23/06 2:27 PM >>>
>the rotating path thing just seems like it'd be a
>source of frustration for a lot of people.
But its an option. If they dont want it then they
should not select it...
>I don't want *any* of my packets going WIDE3-3,
But Proportional Pathing when set to 2 hops never
goes 3 hops. That again is a user option.
>and most of the time I'm not interested in any of
>them going direct either. There's usually no one
>in direct range, and I'm still tying up the channel
>from the digi's perspective.
But only 20% of what you would be doing if that same
packet went via a digi. If a tracker sends a DIRECT
packet, it usually only blocks one digi for 1 second.
If it goes via 1 HOP, then it blocks the first digi for
2 seconds and all 4 surrounding digis for a total area-
wide blockage of FIVE times the QRM.
In my book that's a pretty low load on the network
for someone that needs a 1 minute rate for close in
de Wb4APR< Bob
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