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[aprssig] WIDEn-N question

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 16:47:32 UTC 2009


Yes, there is a difference, not in how the packets propagate, but in how other APRS ops perceive them. It opens up a HUGE opportunity for someone to chew you out for no reason. When they get a packet and see WIDE1,WIDE3* they assume you sent it FOUR hops when you didn't. 

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Earl


------Original Message------
From: Alan P. Biddle
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Subject: [aprssig] WIDEn-N question
Sent: Nov 3, 2009 07:48

Hi,

I got a question from somebody who is a network guru and has just discovered
ham radio and APRS.  He asked me a question in a slightly different format,
but it amounts to this.  A normal path is typically WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for a
metropolitan area.  His question was whether there was any difference if you
used WIDE1-1,WIDE3-1, or WIDE1-1,WIDE4-1, etc.  I can see practical issues
depending on how the digis are configured, but is there any difference in
principle?

Alan
WA4SCA




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