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Ron Stordahl ron.stordahl at digikey.com
Tue Mar 28 23:24:55 UTC 2006


High digi's also must respond to WIDE1-1, thus when the initial packet 
of WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3 is heard by a high digi, which will typically be the 
most common case, it will repeat it with WIDE1-1 used up, but followed 
by WIDE3-3 which will provide for three additional hops.  Thus 
WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3 is in most cases a 4 hop path for the current 
configuration of digi's in a N=3 area.  And thus the limit has been broken.

Ron, N5IN

J. Lance Cotton wrote:
> 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

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