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[aprssig] My home station path WIDE2-2

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 16:25:59 UTC 2007


Thanks for the warning.  I should have known that!  My station right
now can't be heard by other home stations, but I hope to get a better
antenna situation this fall, which would greatly extend the range of
my direct packets.


On 8/29/07, Matt Werner <kb0kqa at gmail.com> wrote:
> You don't want to use WIDE1-1 as a one-hop path - use WIDE2-1 instead.
>  WIDE1-1 will cause any home station that is setup to digipeat to do
> so as well.  WIDE1-1 is the modern-day replacement for the old RELAY.
>
> On 8/29/07, Joseph M. Durnal <joseph.durnal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I often need two hops for my packets to be seen just 25 miles to the
> > west and north of my home station in Frederick Maryland, but this same
> > path causes my packets to travel a good 75 miles or more to the east.
> > There is a wide digi on the mountain just to the west of town, and
> > everything to the east is fairly flat.  Is WIDE2-2 appropriate in this
> > case?  I've been thinking about changing it to WIDE1-1, but that would
> > mean not being heard by stations that really aren't that far away.
> >
> > What is the best way to determine the most appropriate path?
> >
> > 73 de Joe NE3R (another question, am I abusing the list with all this e-mail?)
> >
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