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[aprssig] Obsolete RELAY mobile Digipeaters?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Apr 27 16:16:10 UTC 2007


> Kenwood MCP-D700 software, APRS Menu 1, UIDIGI 
> default is relay, with digipeater checked.
> Is this correct or obsolete?

Hummh.  That means all such mobiles are driving around as
default RELAY digipeaters....  And turned ON.

Obsolete, yes, but actually, this  may be a hidden blessing
under the new Paradigm, since it helps assure us that by
default, these mobile radios will -not- be digipeating every
packet they hear from every other mobile in range.

I guess I would say leave it alone.  The correct setting now
would be WIDE1-1, but -only- if the routine setting is DIGI OFF.
This way, the informed user can activate it if needed but it
will not add unintentional QRM by people that are not aware that
it is not a good idea normally.

The DEFAULT UNIVERSAL setting for ALL D700's is recommended to
have UITRACE set to TEMP, 10.  This setting then permits any
D700 at any time, anywhere to be used as a TEMPn-N digi.  This
is ideal for Field Day and for come-as-you-are disaster
response.

See http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/fd2007.html

Hope that helps
Bob, Wb4APR


> Charles Doughtie, N5EXY,
> Hutto, Tx
> 
> 
> --- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> 
> > Thanks Jerome,
> > 
> > Your enumeration of each of the New-N features is
> > helpful so
> > that maybe people will see how all of the details of
> > the New-N
> > paradigm all work together to greatly improve the
> > APRS network
> > for the users...  WB4APR
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > W0XXX-3>BEACON,WIDE3-3,qAO,K0SUN-10:
> > >    !3832.43N\09333.23W_PHG9760 
> > >    W-R-T Windsor MO KCAWG Digi/WX Stn
> > > W0XXX-3>APRS,WIDE3-3,qAO,K0SUN-10:blna
> > >    :Contact Sysop XXXX (xxxxx at xxxxxx) if problems.
> > > W0XXX-3>APRS,WIDE3-3,qAO,K0SUN-10:blna
> > >    :W0XXX-3 back on air with temporary radio Apr18
> > 06
> > > 
> > > The above is an example of a woefully out of date
> > digi.  
> > > <SNIP>
> > > ...does not do path tracing of WIDEn-N 
> > > .. Still digis RELAY, ... Perpetuates obsolescence
> > > digis on WIDE and TRACE, both obsolete -- same
> > comment
> > > The beacons are going out with a three hop path.
> > (= 4)
> > > ...TNC/version is not shown in the destination
> > field.
> > > Nor is the proper overlay being used.
> > > Nor is the proper symbol being used (WX)
> > 
> > 
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