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[aprssig] WIDE2-2,WIDE3-3

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Aug 29 16:23:04 UTC 2007

Jan T. Pharo wrote:
> "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh at rac.ca>, Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:06:03 -0700:
>> but
>> here are some other "less than ideal paths" in use near you...
> ....
>> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 from a mobile
> Isn't that just the way it's supposed to be in north America?
> WIDE1-1 first, in order to get a lift-off from a fill-in-digi
> (typically a home station)
> Then WIDE2-2, to get just as far away as the fill-in-digi station
> itself?
No.     Due to the density of operation and congestion in many areas 
here, the objective is only two hops total. Thus, one hop via either a 
home station or mountain top (WIDE1-1), and then only one more hop via a 
"real" digipeater (WIDE2-1).    

[Both home stations and mountaintops respond to "WIDE1-n" for the first 
hop, while ONLY mountaintops respond to WIDE2-n for the second hop. ]

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