[aprssig] WIDE settings (was A test for APRS in some lessor traveled Western areas)

Jan T. Pharo la2bba at jpharo.net
Sun Sep 9 02:01:15 CDT 2007

kb2scs at optonline.net, Sat, 08 Sep 2007 20:19:24 -0400:

>Now with the new paradigm the n really has no meaning any more.
>you could send packets wide7-2 which would be the same as 
>WIDE2-2. You would get 2 hops in both cases.

Except that digipeaters might have a setup which traps e.g. n>3 and
will only give them one hop. In that case, a packet with WIDE7-2 will
reach the digi, and be retransmitted from it but with the -2 removed,
so it won't be digipeated any more.

73 de Jan, LA2BBA
Hvaler, Norway

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