[aprssig] D700A TNC Problems????

Ken H> sailingtoo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 09:31:06 CDT 2007

It just clicked, If I put W4IAX-7,WIDE2-2 in my path, would it then FORCE
W4IAX to be the first digi?  All others would ignore the packet until
W4IAX-7 did the first digi?  Then IF I made it to findu.com I could be sure
that W4IAX-7 had received my packet...

Is that correct?

73 de Ken H K9FV

On 9/15/07, Ken H> <sailingtoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, I understand Cap - I was not trying to bash, I did not know a path
> could be set so only a certian digi would be the one to pick it up first.
> On the path statement, I agree with everything you are say....  BUT when I
> was running the WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 I very seldom showed up on findu.com.
> Many times I would hear myself digi'd (as I did yesterday) so I  know I am
> making it to a digi - turns out it's always the KI4ELU-7 station - but I
> still would not show up on findu.com.  After I changed the settings to
> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 my station started showing much more often.  Today I am
> planning a ride over to Ocean Springs, MS and I'll change the path to
> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 and see how that works.
> Thanks to all for their comments - I'm learning a LOT more about how this
> APRS stuff works.  I just hope my radio doesn't have problems.
> Ken H>
> On 9/15/07, Cap Pennell <cap at cruzio.com> wrote:
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > >> Cap, I'm not sure what you mean by *K9FV-1 is apparently using
> > > KI4ELU-7,WIDE2-2* - do you mean I've got KI4ELU-7 set into my
> > > radio to be the first digi?  I assure you that is NOT the case -
> > > KI4ELU-7 just happens to pick me up first most of the time.
> >
> > because from here (in California) I can only see your packets from the
> > internet.  So sitting here, I can't really tell if you're VHF path is
> > set to
> > WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 (or KI4ELU-7,WIDE2-2), or whether your packets are also
> > being digipeated by W4IAX-7 (in addition to them being digipeated by
> > KI4ELU-7) or not.
> > 73, Cap KE6AFE
> >
> > P.S.  Yes I see a couple of your packets showing 3 hops to reach the
> > internet, but that appears to be a result of packet collisions on the
> > frequency (destroying some of your digipeated packets) rather than
> > because
> > your station was in a location without a more direct route to the
> > internet
> > also possible.
> >
> >
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