[aprssig] An Anniversary Cheer for Stephen Smith
isobar at bcpl.net
Mon Mar 27 11:09:02 CST 2006
Cap Pennell's in a recent message commented that "The North American "New
n-N Paradigm" is already helping our stations (a lot) to conserve our
limited available airtime on VHF[...]" and also mentioned, in passing,
That reminded me of just how much the "New Paradigm" has improved APRS
throughput in just the last year, thanks much to Bob Brununga's tireless
prodding. Those RELAY and path discussions were (are) endless and didn't
seem to be going anywhere. At least now we've eliminated the RELAY problem
and, barring smart software, probably reached a plateau.
Cap's message jogged my memory, and a quick check of the archives shows
that only a year ago Stephen proposed:
>Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 15:01:14 -0800
>From: "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] Why RELAY,WIDE... is so bad....
>On the issue of how to combine home digi first-hop-assist with true
>WIDEn-N systems without using first-hop RELAY:
>How about a path of "WIDE1-1, WIDE1-1" or "WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2" ??
>Set the alias of the former home "RELAY" digi to WIDE1-1 instead. If a
>"dumb" home former-RELAY-type digi does the first digipeat, it marks
>WIDE1-1 as used.
>Then the true WIDEn-N digi(s) get a shot at the second part of the
>path. I assume that in the absence of a nearby home digi, a "real"
>WIDEn-N would digi the first hop, then the WIDE2-2 part would cause two
>The path is compatible with either first-hop-via-home-station, or
>with all hops via n-N-only true wides and preserves exclusively
>dupe-supressing WIDEn-N type paths. [...]
So a tip of the hat to the originator of the WIDE1-1 concept to solve the
fill-in digi problem.
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