[aprssig] European Digipeating standards

Kai Gunter Brandt kai.brandt at hjemme.no
Tue Feb 6 13:31:02 CST 2007

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Came across this old European map of digi standards:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/New-Eu-map.GIF
> It is supposed to show what areas hav standardized on what
> paths..  Does it need upgrading?
> Bob, Wb4APR
Seems ok for Norway. But its stil a problem with people using older 
setup. And theres no agreement on using the new-WideN-N

And its a little difficult to "learn" people when your statement:

1) Ask ALL users to stop using WIDEn-N and start using TRACEn-N.
       ---- OR -----
2) Simply swap the names WIDEn-N and TRACEn-N at the digis and
let users keep operating as before with the simple path of WIDEn-N.

Why? Because UI-View users probably is following M0CYP recomandations on 
using TRACEn-N
http://www.apritch.myby.co.uk/uiview_neweu.htm as this is a link from 

It would be better to explain that if more than 60% of european is using 
some sort of WIDE or WIDEn-N its easier to adapt to the new-WideN-N 
rather than TRACEn-N

So the "easy swap" is the hardest ;o)

If every country is going for one standard then it should not be a 
problem(localy), but visitors have to change their setup.

Kai Gunter

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