[aprssig] Re: Tracker Smart Pathing: user types,alternatives
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Mar 24 10:34:26 CST 2006
>>> jronan at tssg.org 03/24/06 10:02 AM >>>
>I like UI-TRACE. I like being able to see what digi
>the packet came through.
Yes and the New-N paradigm forces all WIDEn-N's to be traced.
> I'm not sold on Smart-Pathing. I may WANT
>to see whats going on three hops away all the
>time, we may be forced to have an ICP/Command
>centre that far away, and re- configuring all the
>trackers that arrive on site, in that case, may
>not be an option.
Ah, then you are assuming that all the trackers that
show up are already doing 3 hop packets all the time.
Believe me, in most areas of the APRS world, it is
physically impossible to let all trackers be running
around all the time at 3 hops. If on the other hand
they are all set to 2 hops and show up at a 3 hop
event, then already you will have to re-configure
every one of them or you have -nothing- to track.
On the other hand, with Proportional Pathing, most
of them will probably be set to 2 hop paths with the
occasional 3 hop. At least those guys will be still
SEEN at the IOC without having to reconfigure.
de wb4apr, Bob
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