[aprssig] RE: European Digipeating standards

Andy AB9FX ab9fx at aprs.pl
Sat Feb 10 15:08:17 CST 2007

I think, we should keep the same APRS net standards around the world not 
only because of crossing-border travelers. Very important thing is to have 
all APRS hardware and APRS software compatible for users around the world. 
Is much easier to develop new projects if official standards are applied in 
every corner of the world.
Andrzej SP3LYR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan T. Pharo" <la2bba at jpharo.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, 10 February, 2007 13:54
Subject: Re: [aprssig] RE: European Digipeating standards

> "Cap Pennell" <cap at cruzio.com>, Sat, 10 Feb 2007 10:57:45 -0800:
>>In the US, where as you know we freely travel between our States, as you 
>>between European Union states,
> (I have read the rest, as well; just wanted to add this comment)
> Differently from the USA, Europe is a number of independent states;
> some are in the European Union (but still independent), some are not
> in the Union (like Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein).
> However, we have an agreement about freedom of travel, and can pass
> freely between e.g. Norway (non-EU) and Sweden (EU); unlike the
> passage over the border between Canada and USA.
> So a car driver will be able to drive from the south of Italy to the
> North Cape without even stopping (except to sleep, eat, and fill gas),
> passing a number of international borders (6, at least). But if he or
> she is a radio amateur with APRS, it's necessary to change setup.
> I would really welcome a mutual agreement of APRS path standards for
> this area.
>>Working toward a effective and efficient "universal" path system for VHF
>>travelers too?  Think "traceable WIDEn-N"
> I do. And I would welcome it. But for quite some time, I see that I
> and other APRS hams will have to travel around, remembering where to
> change path....
> My digi, standing close to the LA/SM border, will for the time being
> allow both WIDEn-N (traceable) and TRACEn-N (UIflood, just to let them
> through) packets (n<4), and even RELAY. Eventually, it will be reduced
> to a fill-in, when our club has set up its digi.
> -- 
> 73 de Jan, LA2BBA
> Hvaler, Norway
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