[aprssig] TEMPn-N digipeating ALWAYS-ON!

Bill V WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 13:55:38 CDT 2010

Do the new APRS HT's support the W1 and T1 abbreviations like the
D7/D7*0 radios?   If so, I'd suggest we once again revisit changing
the temporary alias from TEMP to TRACE as it's so much easier to
change the path on the fly...

Bill - WA7NWP

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> Yes, a mobile D700/D710 can also serve as a voice cross band repeater, but only one hop.  With DIGIPEATING, the range can be extended indefinately by additional mobiles.  AND ALL D700/D710 mobile should already be fully configured for always-on digipeating via TEMPn-N, so as long as there are D700's at the event, text messaging should work as far as they travel.
> If every D700/710 you know of is not configured this way, why not!???  Who will help make it happen if not you. (I think the D710 digipeater defaults to TEMPn-N enabled.
> All SAR teams have to do is use the path TEMP3-3 or so to go three hops back to HQ via ANY availalbe D700/710.  Try it next time you are simplex-near a D710...
> SAR teams and other Ham response groups should include text messaging (and TEMPn-N mobile digis) as a routine COMMS RANGE EXTENDER in wilderness terrain and practice its use!.  See www.aprs.org/TEMPn-N.html

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