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[aprssig] TNCX setups?

Bill V WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 15:24:29 UTC 2009

> And this is the problem. The reason for using a fill-in is to get you out of an
> area not serviced by other high-level digis....like alot of downtown Jackson,
> CA and other areas around Amador County. You can use a fill-in to get you out,
> but when you're in the holes and the only thing you can hear is the fill-in,
> you really don't have a return path.
> I'm not saying don't use fill-ins. I'm saying they can present their own share
> of problems.

If you don't hear the other WIDEn digi's, then what you need is
another WIDEn digi-- not a fill-in.   A fill-in is to help with
outgoing packets for lower powered stations in marginal areas.

For a temporary situation, like filling-in from the network to a cafe
with a Kenwood mobile, it's a simple matter to temporarily add WIDE2-2
and WIDE2-1 to the list of digipeater aliases.  That gives incoming as
well as outgoing packets.

Bill - WA7NWP

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