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[aprssig] APRS Network Consistent Operations

Herb Gerhardt hgerhardt at wavecable.com
Wed Jun 20 23:12:41 UTC 2007


Folks, I don't understand the bickering about Bob's last few messages
regarding paths and coordinators.

Here in the Pacific NW, we have had a voluntary coordinated effort to make
our area the best APRS network in the country and I believe we have THE BEST
network in the country if not the world.  Well, maybe I am a bit partial but
that is OK, all I know, our network works well.  Yes, not perfect but works
well!

We were using the old paths of relay, trace3-3 for years before the New
Paradigm came along.  In order to be consistent we adopted the New Paradigm
Settings back in May of 05.  Yes, we too have a few hold outs and some that
still will respond to the old and the new paths but the vast majority are
using the new settings.

We have also designated certain of the Elmers in different geographical area
in our network as COORDINATORS.  That too has worked well.  Their names and
emails are on our web site and the new players do utilize them to help set
up their new stations.  Makes it a lot easier and faster on the learning
curve.

So, bottom line is, QUIT BICKERING!  Take another look at the New Paradigm
settings and trust us that these settings are a great improvement over the
old relay,wide paths used in the past.  The beauty of these settings is that
the relay ping-pong effect got almost totally eliminated, so in high APRS
concentration areas the number of collisions were reduced horrendously.  It
sure is nice to be able to travel anywhere in our area and use the same path
to make it into the network.  Sure would be nice if the same path of
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for mobiles and just a plain WIDE2-2 for home stations could
be used everywhere in the country!

Thanks for listening and PLEASE give the new paradigm another look.  It does
work!  Look at Bob's web page and our NW APRS web site below for the
simplified recommended settings.

Lets keep playing APRS and lets ALL HAVE FUN playing APRS!

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.info


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:30 PM
> To: 'Matt Werner'; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS Network Consistent Operations
>
>
> OK, lets call them APRS ARL section Coordinators.
> Their job is to coordinate their area.  Thanks Bob
>


> > >
> > Czar is the perfect definition of what you're doing.  Czar:
> "one
> > having great power or authority."  You may decide that czar
> wasn't the
> > proper word to use earlier but the end result is the same.
> >
> > You are telling people that they have the power and authority
> to do
> > something that they do not have the power and authority to do.
> This
> > is a recipe for trouble.
> >






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