[aprssig] An Anniversary Cheer for Stephen Smith

J. Lance Cotton joe at lightningflash.net
Tue Mar 28 16:29:20 CST 2006

Ron Stordahl wrote:
> My only issue with the WIDE1-1 replacement for RELAY is that, for 
> example, in an N=3 area via WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3 results in 4 hops.  Wouldn't 
> it be better to set up the high digi's to limit N=2 and recommend to 
> everyone they use WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2.  N=2 and N=4 areas would have 
> corresponding settings. In most instances high digi's themselves could 
> limit their maximum beacon to WIDE2-2 and reach an IGate.

Isn't the idea of "RELAY" (now WIDE1-1) to be the fly-by-night fill-in home 
stations that help to get mobile users out into the "real world" of digipeaters?

After your relay by WIDE1-1 boosts you into digi territory, *then* you have 
3 hops (or whatever you set/limit). You wouldn't count the relay as a hop, 
since it is essentially an amplifier for your weak mobile.

-Lance KJ5O

J. Lance Cotton, KJ5O
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