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[aprssig] Why Should a Digi Use a Path?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jul 27 16:37:03 UTC 2007


Ken,

For settings on your digi, please refer to the New-N paradigm
setttings found for your TNC on the "fix14439.html" web page...

http://eng.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/aprs/fix14439.html
And for the voice repeate info on:

http://eng.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/localinfo.html
Thanks
Bob
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Ken
Patterson
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 10:49 AM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Why Should a Digi Use a Path?
> 
> >That is, they would beacon every 10 minutes direct, only 
> once evrey 30
> >minutes to the next tier, and only once an hour to the second
tier.
> 
> So, for my digi, a KPC-3+, two pathless beacons every 10 
> minutes, but a path
> of WIDE2-1 every 30 minutes and a path of WIDE2-2 every hour 
> is suggested.
> Ok, that makes sense.
> 
> >then these Voice Repeater Objects are only transmitted 
> LOCALLY and DIRECT
> >by the well placed APRS digis.
> 
> I haven't implemented this yet. I'll look into adding a 
> pathless beacon
> object of the local 2M repeater.
> 
> >WX data however, has a little more scope.  WX data needs to 
> be seen over a
> >slightly larger region to get the big picture in an area.
> 
> I can see the purpose of this. I don't have Wx capabilities
yet. Maybe
> someday. Good maybe for others to know.
> 
> >Telemetry (KPC-3+) is usually only of interest to the OWNER 
> of the digi,
> >and so the path only has to reach his location.
> 
> True. I currently beacon some telemetry. On the next config 
> change, I'll
> consider changing the telemetry path to pathless. 
> 
> Thanks for the explanation, Bob.
> 
> de Ken,
> N5EQT
> 
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