[aprssig] Too many digi's ?
jdw at eng.uah.edu
Fri Oct 20 06:07:46 CDT 2006
I've been speculating to myself that maybe we don't have enough
digis. If we got the existing digis down to a reasonable HAAT,
thereby reducing the cell size, and added more digis we might get
both better coverage and better control of the traffic. 3000' HAAT
may be great for a voice repeater, but I suspect it isn't all that
great for a digital network node.
Maybe the high-site digis should be set so that they don't repeat a
packet unless it isn't repeated by someone else in a reasonable time,
thereby leaving the high-site digis to do fill-in and backup work.
I don't have any data to support this, but I wouldn't mind seeing
some numbers or simulations or tests to convince me one way or the
Random thought before my caffeine takes effect...
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