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[aprssig] WinAPRS icons

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 21:11:16 UTC 2007


WIDE1-1 will get digipeated by home fill in digis, WIDE2-1 will not.
I asked the same question a while back.  If you can get to a regular
digi without going through somebody's home station, you shouldn't use
WIDE1-1.

73 de Joe NE3R

On 9/16/07, Ken H> <sailingtoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/16/07, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> > Mark Crosbie wrote:
> > > I was wondering if there is a way to update the icons in WinAPRS?
> >
> > This kind of path is for a mobile in a remote area.  From a home station
> > in a populated area with more than one digipeater, you probably need
> > only a single hop.  Try just WIDE2-1.    WIDE 1-1 as the first hop
> > needlessly triggers other nearby home stations as the first hop.
>
>
> Stephen, not to hijack this thread, but just what is the difference between
> WIDE2-1. and WIDE 1-1?  It is my VERY liimited understanding that the first
> "2" says how many hops are to be expected, but does not enter into the
> equation.  Only the "1" says it is to have only 1 hop....  That a WIDE3-2
> gives the same 2 hops as a WIDE2-2 setting?
>
> Does the "2" factor in someway?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Ken H> K9FV
>
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