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[aprssig] Worldwide New-N APRS Digipeater statistics Update!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jan 26 22:19:42 UTC 2007

Here is New-N Paradigm progress since October 2005.

Notice the big jump in "S" digipeaters. And phase out of "L"'s
which is the same as an "S" digipeater but for some reason does
not support the SSn-N path.  There aren't as many fill-in
WIDE1-1's, as I thought.

 New-N-Paradigm Digis:
 S digis 840, was 490  New-N's that support SSn-N 
 L digis  63, was  75  New-N's (should be S's)
 F digis  20, was  20  KPC3 old ver 8.2 FLOOD only
 P digis  17, was  20  New-N   Paccomms 
 1 digis  61, was  30  New-N   one-hop digis
 Old style digis:
 N  380, was 515  Old -N's that flood and bad timings
 T  100, was 115  obsolete PacComm Trace digis
 U  110, was 135  UIDIGI ROMS needing updating to "S"
 D   46, was  75  DIGI_NED needing updating to "S"
 R   72, was  95  obsolete RELAY. Change to WIDE1-1
 W   12, was  12  obsolete WIDE.  Change to WIDE1-1

See the New-N Paradigm ideas on which all this is based:

The most important thing that should be fixed NOW are the "T"
digis that can all be updated to New-N remotely by the SYSOP
without even visiting the digi site.  It is simply a matter of
changing the parameters by remote-sysop linnk.  Above all else,
those "T" digis should be the focus.  Once the commands are
sent, then it becomes a "P" digi.

There are still a huge number of "N" digis, and the fact that
they have not been updated (again, trivial to do via remote
logon only) means they are contributing a lot of unnecessary QRM
to the channel that could all be eliminated if the SYSOP would
just logon and set the paramteres according to the New-N

Fixing those "N" and "T" digis without any hardware changes or
any trips to the site, would go a very long way toward
completing the New-N Paradigm shift.  If you have an "N" or "T"
digi, gently approach the sysop and see if you can help him with
the set up.  Offer to make the changes if he will give you a
temporary SYSOP password.  After you make the changes for him,
he can reset to his favorite password and be confident that he
has not compormised his system.

Clues of digis that have not been fully updated are:
 1) still show an "N" or a "T"
 2) dont show the type of TNC in the TOCALL
 3) dont show the "Wn,SSn" capabilities in posit text
 4) Are not beaconing with the proportional-Pathing technique
 5) Are using more than 2 hops
 6) Don't show a PHG value
 7) ID text not condensed for best 10x10 display on D7/D700

We are getting close.  Just a few more hundred to go out of 1660
or so.  Every locatin that has done it has reported an
improvement in performance.

Lets do it.

Bob, Wb4APR

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