[aprssig] RE: New EU Paradigm

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Sep 21 14:15:09 CDT 2006

> No, WIDEn-N doesn't necessarily work here. I referred 
> to Denmark (OZ) where they actively STOP any 
> digipeating on WIDE (quite a few OZ digis
> beacon "NO DIGI ON WIDE")

|But it is important for people to understand that WIDE
|and WIDEn-N are completely different methods.
|RELAY is simple digipeating with no dupe suppression
|WIDE is a callsign-substituting type of method.
|WIDEn-N is a hop-counting method & dupe suppression.
|TRACEn-N is hop counting & suppression & Traceing
|We wanted only the last one: 
|   N-Hopping & Dupe suppression & Path Tracing
|The choice was:
|a) try to change ALL the users from WIDEn-N to TRACEn-N
|b) change just the digis by eliminating TRACEn-N
|and changing its name to WIDEn-N.
|Since we were changing all the digis anyway, it simply
|made sense to swap WIDEn-N and TRACEn-N and then eliminate
|TRACEn-N.  This was much easier to change the digis than to
|change the users.  Users don't' like "change"...
|This eliminated all the problems with all the other
|legacy paths. RELAY, WIDE, TRACE and TRACEn-N were all
|eliminated and now we only have one path, WIDEn-N that 
|works everywhere and is N-HOPPING, DUPE SUPPRESSING 

Hope that helps.

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